I have attempted several times to record a live voice track to the timeline in FCP using a dynamic RE-50 microphone but to no avail. I have followed the procedure according to the manual. Is a preamp required?
Thanks for your response. I will send you a screen shot soon. I feel that something is missing in my FCP setup since my internal iMac mics also do not respond. I use a new XLR to USB mic cable going directly into my iMac 27".
Thank you for your response to my question regarding recording VO in the timeline of FCP. I will check my audio settings in Preferences. This must be where the problem lies since I am also unable to use the internal mics on my iMac. I was also informed on this forum that I must use a preamp on my RE-50 mic.
Thank you for your response. Yes, precisely. Exactly as your screen-grab indicates. I get a blank audio track on the timeline but no audio. I also closed FCP and then reopened it again. So in order to continue with my project I am going to use an external SD card recorder and then transfer the audio track directly to the timeline.
I have checked my audio preferences, my new XLR to USB cable, my RE-50 mic with a preamp and nothing will provide me with an audio track in the timeline. I merely get a blank track, no signal. I then attempted to use the iMac's internal mics but encountered the same problem. This should be a very simple procedure....mic to USB to computer to timeline. Any more suggestions? I will check this forum again in the morning with the hope that there is an answer. Thank you all.
In desperation I purchased a Cardioid mic with a USB connector thinking that this might be the problem. Not the problem. To repeat: I do receive an audio track on the timeline but there is no signal on it. This is the case even when attempting to use the iMac's internal mics. All of my preference setting are as the screen-grab above indicate. Any additional thought would be most appreciated. Thanks.