Audacity Microphone Fix in MacOS Catalina

Hey! I’m back with another quick and dirty tech tip, this time for Audacity in MacOS 10.15, aka “Catalina.” Currently, the powerful audio editor is officially incompatible with Catalina because it isn’t allowed permission to access the microphone. The Audacity team has addressed this in a recent blog post and provided this same workaround there as well.

The workaround is to simply launch Audacity via Terminal and allow Terminal to access the microphone when prompted. You may have to go into System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Privacy > Microphone to do this.

The command to launch Audacity from Terminal is:


I have personally verified that this issue persists and the workaround still works as of April 17, 2020, running:
• Audacity 2.3.3
• MacOS 10.15.4

Hopefully you found this helpful! As always, if you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment. Also, please consider giving the video a thumbs up and subscribing to my YouTube channel and this blog for more helpful content!

ACNH – Fish Prices

While in quarantine, my family and I have been spending a lot of time playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on our Nintendo Switch. We created the awesome island of Dagobah and have been having a ton of fun! Sometimes I stream over on Twitch if that’s the kind of thing that interests you.

But that’s not what this post is about. As usual with these types of games, my favorite activity is fishing so I figured I’d start keeping track of the value of the fish when I sell them at Nook’s Cranny for personal reference, but also why not post it online so it might be helpful to someone else? So that’s what this is. It will be updated fairly regularly and, if there’s a price missing, please comment and let me know so I can add it.

Okay, enough rambling. Here’s the prices:

Fish NamePriceFish NamePrice
Black Bass400Carp300
Crawfish200Crucian Carp160
Dace240Freshwater Goby400
Loach400Sea Bass400
Sea Horse1100Squid500
Zebra Turkeyfish500
Last Updated: April 6, 2020