Record Premiere Pro Audio Output on Mac?

QuickTime Player is the default video player on Mac with many extra useful features. Screen recording with QuickTime Player is used by many Mac users for video tutorial production. You can easily create stunning video tutorials with QuickTime. It however lacks one of the most important features, internal audio recording. By default, it only captures sound from your Microphone. You can record voice-over easily with it. But those audios or music plays on your Mac can’t be directly recorded without microphone. The sound quality will suffer a lot via microphone input. Is it possible to use QuickTime record audio output from Adobe Premiere Pro without the microphone in the middle? There is the place where Soundflower comes to help. It is the perfect solution to route sound from one app to another on Mac. 

There are mainly two steps you can record Premiere audio output using QuickTime and Soundflower on Mac. Follow these steps to install Soundflower on Mac if not yet. It is free and open source. 

Step 1. Route sound from Premiere Pro to Soundflower

Open the Launchpad on Mac, find and run Adobe Premiere Pro from there. 

Click Premiere Pro from the top menu bar, choose Preferences from the drop-down menu, then select Audio Hardware from the sub-menu to open it at a pop-up dialog. Here you can choose Soundflower (2ch) as the Default Output. Hit OK button, then click Yes button to confirm.

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Step 2. Pick up sound from Soundflower in Quicktime Player

Open QuickTime Player on Mac. Pull down the File menu and choose New Screen Recording. Click the small down arrow besides the red Record button to expand the device list where you can find all available audio devices. Choose Soundflower (2ch) instead of the Internal Microphone. You can then start recording Premiere video tutorial with direct audio output from Premiere.

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See also this tutorial to record screen with system audio using QuickTime Player on Mac for more details and alternatives.

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