Record button flashes/cannot seem to pick correct input OS X
I am totally new to this whole process, so I will try to explain the best I can what is going on :-)
I have my mic connected via XLR to my pre-amp. That it turn is connected to my Mac via USB. Just to let you know, I can and have gotten this to work with Audacity, so I know I am just missing something here.
In my sound preferences on my Mac, the "input" is USB Audio CODEC
On JACK Server, the following is set:
Driver - coreaudio
Input Device - USB Audio Codec
Output Device - Built-in Output
On Audio Midi setup:
USB Audio Codec is chosen as the input device. It says 2 in/0 out
I also see JackRouter, it says 2 in/2 Out.
Now...I open Ardour, it loads, I add a track. I try to record by arming (i think that is the correct terminology) track 1. When I hit the record button, it just flashes. I had gotten it to "record" once before, but it didn't actually record any sound. I hope that makes sense. It seems to me that I need to tell it to use the USB Audio Codec? Or is that what JACK Server is doing?
I am a bit confused buy the whole situation. I know it's something silly I am doing (or not doing) I just can't figure it out.
Thanks for any help that anybody can provide.