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The Voice Memo is not starting to record automatically.

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If I press the red "Pause" button on the bottom left I end up back at the main screen.

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Pressing the "Play" button does nothing. So how to use this (what should be dead simple) app?

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Go to system preferences and click on sound and then click on the input tab. You should see a panel like the one below.

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Click on the Mac microphone and set the input volume to a resonable setting (I use about halfway across). You can choose a position such that speaking in a normal voice will move the input level about 1/3 up the blue scale. See below.

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Now try recording using the method you tried previously. When you start the voice recorder and hit the red button you should get a screen like the one shown above. While running, the white line indicating sound intensity will be colored red.

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  • Thx. I have it at full volume. Quicktime recordings are perfect: I am using that given this difficulty. – WestCoastProjects Mar 12 at 0:12
  • sorry my answer didn't solve your problems. Have you tried reinstalling the app? – Natsfan Mar 12 at 0:56

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