Applies: All interfaces
From macOS 10.14+ (Mojave, Catalina & Big Sur) Apple includes a 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", you will need manually allow microphone access for your software.
To do this go to:
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy (tab) > Microphone (left hand side).
Once you're on the Privacy tab in Security & Privacy, then select "Microphone" on the left-hand side and tick the apps you wish to access the microphone.
If you're still not seeing audio coming into your software on macOS, the problem could be one of a few things. If this article doesn't solve your issue please also see the following articles before contacting our support team: