I cannot get audio signal into my software since upgrading to macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or 10.15 (Catalina) on my Mac

Applies: All interfaces

With the release of macOS 10.14 (Mojave), Apple has released a new security feature which requires the user to manually "Allow" apps to access the microphone. When opening an audio app for the first time you will be presented with the below message.


In order to input audio into your apps using your Focusrite interface, you will be required to press "OK".

If you have clicked "Don't Allow" for any reason, you will need to open the System Preferences and go to Security and Privacy to manually allow the app to access audio input. Once you're in Security and Privacy, click on the Privacy tab, then select Microphone on the left-hand side and select the apps you wish to access the microphone.


Was this article helpful?
264 out of 496 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request


Didn't find what you were looking for?

Search again using our search tool.