The Audio From My Interface Is Garbled or Even Silent on macOS - Mic Mode Setting

With Mac models from 2018 and later, a new option called Mic Mode was introduced. This feature allows you to adjust the microphone settings on Mac to filter out background sounds or capture the sounds around you.

When enabled, this feature changes the incoming audio from your interface and can involuntarily isolate, gate, silence or garble the important parts of what you are trying to record. This setting can be changed on a per application basis.

To disable this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. On your Mac, open your DAW, such as LUNA, Logic ProAbleton Live or any other audio application you are using.

  2. On the right side of the top menu bar, click the Control Center icon to show the Mic Mode menu.

    Note: On Sonoma and later versions, click the Microphone icon at the top menu bar to access this menu.

  3. Select Standard as an option to disabled the Voice Isolation feature, hence preserving your entire incoming audio signal from all inputs.

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