Hardware - All interfaces
OS Versions - Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave
Starting in macOS 10.14 Mojave, Apple introduced a security feature that 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:
To input audio into your apps using your Focusrite interface, press "OK".
If you have clicked "Don't Allow", you will need to manually allow microphone access for your software:
macOS 12 Monterey or earlier
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy (tab) > Microphone (left-hand side)
In there make sure to tick the apps you wish to access the microphone:Note that you will need to unlock the bottom-left padlock to make changes.
macOS 13 Ventura or later
System Settings > Privacy & Security > Privacy (section) > Microphone
In there make sure to 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:
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- I'm having issues with my interface on a Mac, how do I delete and reset my Audio Preferences on macOS?
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