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How to configure Mac audio voice record and listen at the same time

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I want to use the built-in mic on a Macbook Air and be able to hear myself talking over my headphones.   Either using headphones with corded plugin or bluetooth.  Using ScreenFlow v6 as the software.

Note: using Quicktime, any sound picked up by the internal microphone can be heard over the headphones however there is a noticeable delay.
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Enabling the hear yourself through speakers? is called stereomix. in windows
When you have the mic near the speakers or use a head set feedback can be a problem so you need to move the mic away from speakers enough not have the feedback, reduce the volume
The best solution is to use a separate mike not from the headset when recording sound with speakers
Like a small clip on mic
http://cdn.shopclues.com/images/detailed/139/clip2.jpg
As it is a laptop right?
They usually have to be setup since the inbuilt speakers share the resources for the mic.
In windows we enable the stereo mix to record what you hear in the speakers en record the audio  from the speakers "what you hear"using Audacity free.
To get around that noise feedback or echo have a look at Soundflower as ScreenFlow is not really suitable
Download Soundflower.
Grab a copy of Audacity,
Then follow the steps here
Mac equivalent of audio input of windows "stereo mix"

 total recorder is another not free
http://www.totalrecorder.com/

Recording with QuickTime player. Open the file menu and select New Audio Recording.  click on the down arrow to select the microphone input, quality, and save destination. Microphone volume is adjustable with the slider under the record button.
Use GarageBand as well.
 In GarageBand, go to the Track menu and add a New Track to your project. When the box comes up, click "real instrument", then "create". Unless you have external audio hardware connected, the default audio input for the track should be the internal microphone of the computer.
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Also, looking like the simplest solution will be to purchase a microphone with headphone jack.
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** UPDATE **  Found the solution.  https://youtu.be/sB4MT9H8SjE
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