Configuring Soundflower with a Logitech H800
This post is a quick guide on how to configure Soundflower with the Logitech H800 wireless/bluetooth headset. I first learned about Soundflower from AppleVis, which is a site that specializes in gathering data from people who use iDevices in conjunction with Voiceover. Alex Hall, is the individual who first posted an audio podcast that detailed how to initially configure Soundflower to work with Audacity, which is a recording program for the Macintosh. Therefore, this post will pay particular attention to configuring Soundflower with Amadeus Pro, which is another recording program for the Mac computer, while using Voiceover and the Logitech H800.
What is Soundflower?
Soundflower is a free application that is an audio interface, which adds an additional pair of audio devices to a computer. This feature gives a user the ability to record (or route) audio through the program so it can be captured (or recorded) with either Audacity, Audio Highjack Pro, or Amadeus Pro (just to name several).. Once the program is installed, within the “AudioMini Setup” application, a “2 channel” or “64 channel” audio interface option is available. Additionally, within this application, all other input devices connected to a computer will be listed.
Soundflower Configuration Tutorial
Aggregate Device setup: This is the input option that determines where sound will be coming from. In most cases, this will be either from a microphone or some type of external audio device, which in this case is the Logitech H800 headset. First, launch AudioMidi Setup, then click “create new device” button. Select “create aggregate device,” then interact with the list of audio device options. (Please note that the “aggregate device” feature is already selected as the option being configured within the audio device table). Second, check the “Logitech Wireless Headset,” and the “Soundflower 64ch” option.
Multi output Device Setup: This component for configuration refers to where the sound will be routed from. First, click the “create new device” button,“ then interact with the list of audio device options. (Please note that the ”aggregate device“ feature is already selected as the option being configured within the audio device table Therefore, select the same two elements ”Logitech Wireless Headset,“ and ”Soundflower 64ch."
System Sound Preferences Setup: Simply, within the input and output tabs respectively, aggregate device should be selected for input, and multi output device should be selected for output.
Amadeus Pro Setup: It is important to note that this program is not free. Thus, in order to insure sound is being recorded from the Logitech Wireless Headset, within the preferences of the program, in the input and output tabs respectively, the aggregate device and multi output device should be selected. With all this being done, a blind user should then be able to record his or her voice through the Logitech microphone, while simultaneously hearing Voiceover through the same headset. Side note: I did install Audacity and selected the “3 channel” option because when configuring these programs to work Together I was having difficulty. Thus, I am not sure if following the outlined steps in conjunction with including Audacity will be necessary or not.