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I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal

sox -d ada.mp3

I got the following error message:

sox FAIL sox: Sorry, there is no default audio device configured

I tried to reinstall lame and sox but that didn't work. Can you suggest some advice, how can I fix the problem. I've tried to google it but I not found useful informations.

Thanks for your suggestions.

I am using os 10.6.8, I want this macbook just for recording function with sox. I've tested the microphone and it is working.

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Please show the debugging output with -V5, as in sox -V5 -d ada.mp3. (NB: Capital V.) – chirlu Jul 19 '13 at 0:16
Thanks @chirlu for the comment. I got the same error message when I had used the "sox -V5 -d ada.mp3" command: "sox FAIL sox: Sorry, there is no default audio device configured". The are nothing under the AUDIO DEVICE DRIVERS: section if I type just "sox" in the command line, however on my macbook pro I see this "AUDIO DEVICE DRIVERS: coreaudio". I assume that I have no audio device driver, but how I can install coreaudio to this mac? – flatronka Jul 23 '13 at 17:26
Well, that would be the problem, yes. I don’t know much about OS X or Homebrew, but perhaps a header file required for coreaudio support wasn’t found. Could you try brew install sox --with-coreaudio and post the complete output somewhere (e.g. on Pastebin)? – chirlu Jul 24 '13 at 0:10
I got the same result and the same output when I tried recording, but thanks for your answer. – flatronka Jul 24 '13 at 17:34
Did you try brew install sox --with-coreaudio? The interesting part is not that it doesn’t word, but the output of the configuration script. – chirlu Jul 24 '13 at 22:00

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