kcoghlan wrote:Perhaps you have answered a question of mine. My external sound card (M-Audio FastTrack USB) has a mixer knob. Might that be why that drop down in the MIxer bar is grayed out? I want to generate a click track, then have it playing while I record from my guitar. I have selected the M-Audio device under the Audacity Preferences; mixer is still grayed out. What also may confirm all this, is that I just launched Audacity, but my M-Audio is not plugged in at the moment. And now the drop down in the Audacity Mixer bar is selectable. Am I getting this right? That is, I could generate a click track in Audacity. Set my M-Audio mixer knob between input and playback, and I should be able to record my guitar track in addition to the click track. Any insights appreciated.
stevethefiddle wrote:The "Sound Recorder" uses the Microsoft Sound Mapper for audio in and out, so if you follow these steps exactly then it should work:
When I opern the recordding box of the audio I/o THERTE IS NOTHING THERE An y helpfull hints apprteciated using Vista 64 bit
1) Open "Sound Recorder"
2) Record something
3) Play the recorded sound (you should be able to hear it play back, if not then you need to fix this problem before you proceed)
4) Open Audacity v.1.2.6
5) On the menu at the top click on "Edit"
6) Select "Preferences"
7) Click on the "Audio I/O" tab
8) Select "Playback Device" = "Microsoft Sound Mapper-Output"
9) Select "Recording Device" = "Microsoft Sound Mapper-Input"
10) Select "Recording Channels" = "2 (stereo)"
11) Tick the box "Play other tracks while recording new one"
12) Make sure that "Software Playthrough" is NOT selected
13) Click on the "Quality" tab
14) Set the "Default Sample Rate" = "44100 Hz"
15) Set "Default Sample Format" = "16 bit"
16) Click "OK"
17) Record the same thing that you recorded in step 2)
18) Play back your recording.
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