2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2013 8:15 AM by 60wpm
indigorob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can we use the audio input to record into Keynote or just the microphone?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4 GB ram iWeb '09 3.0.4
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (11,640 points)

    yes you can record external audio source 

    see page 107 of the user manual

  • 60wpm Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    Thanks Gary,


    I found this on Page 107:


    1. If you’re using an external microphone, first attach it and use the sound pane of System Preferences to configure the input settings.


    And that worked for me. The manual I was able to find, btw, is at; http://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA662/en_US/Keynote09_UserGuide.pdf


    But it may be for an older version, though it still helped.


    THE AUDIO DIDN'T SOUND SO GOOD. In fact, somewhat pathetic. And I have a real good microphone that records wonderful in other apps.


    Right now WORKFLOW, I arrange slides in Keynote. Then I'm exporting the Keynote file as a  QuickTime movie. That can be imported into Garage Band and I record the audio there, while watching the slides. This works okay.


    I suppose it would be even better if using Logic....and Final Cut Pro....yet those are expensive upgrade. For $15 from App Store I got Piezo and I not only like it's sound quality but it is super simple. Open the app. Click the red button, start recording; no frills but a-okay sound.