1 – A Macintosh Computer connected to the Internet (the Macintosh computer will come with the iLife software, including GarageBand)
1 – The Skype software
1 – The Soundflower software
1 – The LineIn software
UPDATE! This document has added some clarifications that may help people who were having issues.
- Start by going into the System Preferences (Apple Menu>SystemPreferences…) Click on the Sound icon.
- On the Sound Input tab, select the input you are recording with. In our case we have a USB headset with a microphone. On the Sound Output tab select “Soundflower (2ch)”
- Open the Skype software and choose the Preferences (Skype Menu>Preferences). Click the Audio icon. Choose “Soundflower (2ch)” as both the audio input and audio output.
- Open up the Garageband program and choose the Preferences (GarageBand>Preferences). Click the Audio/MIDI icon. Choose the audio output that you wish to hear the GarageBand output from, again, in our example we’re using the USB headset. The Input should be set to SoundFlower (2ch)
- Finally open up the LineIn program. In the Input from field select the microphone you are using. Once again, we’re using the USB headset. In the Ouput to field select “Soundflower (2ch)” and then make sure to click the Pass Thru button.
- You are now ready to record in GarageBand. Start a new Podcast project. Depending on your version of GarageBand the wording can be different, but in GarageBand ’08, from the File Menu select New and choose Create New Podcast Episode.
- Again, using GarageBand ’08, you will be presented with four new tracks. A Podcast Track, a Male Voice track, A Female Voice track and a Jingles track. You will record your microphone and the Skype Call on the Male Voice track. Be sure to turn on the (audio) Monitor in the Track Info area of GarageBand. You may also want to adjust the volume level in Skype for the callers
- If you have all of the above settings correctly set, you should see the audio level indicators move when you speak into the microphone AND when people on your Skype call are talking. If that is the case then you just need to click the record button in GarageBand, and then begin your “show”.
Thanks to Ahmad Humeid’s blog post which was the inspiration for this screencast – here is a summation of the settings to make this all work.
Audio output: Built in Audio
Audio Input: Soundflower (2ch)
Audio output: Soundflower (2ch)
Audio input: Soundflower (2ch)
Output: Built-in Audio
Input: Audio line in (I am using a Mic)
Input from: Built-in Audio: Line In (ie the Mic)
Output to SoundFlower (2ch)
Dont forget to click the ‘Pass Thru’ Button in LineIn.