stevethefiddle wrote:Make sure that the device is plugged into your computer and recognised by Windows before you open Audacity.
stevethefiddle wrote:Open Audacity and click "Help > Audio Device Info..."
Look and find the USB audio device and see what sample rates it supports and how many inputs.
stevethefiddle wrote:Go to "Edit > Preferences > Audio I/O" and select the USB device as the recording input, and your sound card as the playback device.
stevethefiddle wrote:Also set the number of channels to suit the device info.
Go to "Edit > Preferences > Quality" and set the sample rate to suit the device info.
stevethefiddle wrote:I see... there's a bit of a problem here.
For some reason, none of your inputs show any supported rates.
Are you able to record from any input with any software? For example, can you record from the Realtek (on-board?) sound card with Windows Sound Recorder?
What's the "Device name: MME: Speakers (2- USB Audio CODEC )" ?
Do you have USB speakers connected?
Try disconnecting them (safely remove USB hardware) and see if that makes any difference.
stevethefiddle wrote:Are you able to record from any input with any software? For example, can you record from the Realtek (on-board?) sound card with Windows Sound Recorder?
stevethefiddle wrote:Thanks Microsoft - but it's not working is it.
Let's see if we can get something to work.
Do you have an ordinary computer microphone, or anything else that you can use for a test recording (such as a walkman and a suitable lead)?
By the way, is this a Laptop computer?
stevethefiddle wrote:Try disconnecting all USB devices, and shut down the computer.
Connect your microphone to the computer and reboot.
Open Audacity and see if you can get it to record from the microphone - (do you know your way round the Windows Mixer?)
Look up the "Device Info" again from the Audacity help menu and post what it says.
Do you still have your USB turntable? It may be worth giving that a go as well - the setup for the USB turntable should be more or less identical to your new USB device, so it will be interesting to see if there's any major differences in the Device info.
I'm going to be off line 'till tomorrow now, but I'll look up this post again when I'm back (somebody else may of course pick it up in the mean time).
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