Hi, first of all, I apologize, because I realize this is probably an insanely simple issue to resolve.
I’m attempting to record multi-track music from a Roland AX synth into Audacity (which is up-to-date). My OS is Windows XP, with a Realtek HD sound card. I’m plugging the keyboard directly into the sound card’s line-in using a 3.5mm to 6.35mm cable.
Whenever I try to record, the sound from the instrument is being recorded, but so is every other sound made by the speakers. For instance, if I open the start menu, the noise from its opening is recorded. This obviously becomes a huge problem for overdubbing, as all of the previously recorded tracks get recorded into the current track.
My settings are this:
In the Realtek HD Audio Manager, the speakers are assigned to “line-out”, and the keyboard is assigned to “line-in”, although the same problem occurs if it’s assigned to “mic”.
In Audacity, my playback option is “Realtek HD Audio Output” and my recording option is “Realtek HD Audio Input: Line-In”. The only other option, in both cases, is “Microsoft Sound Mapper” which records absolutely nothing. Overdub is checked, and Software Playthrough is unchecked. (It’s worth noting that while I don’t get the problem when Overdub is unchecked, that also means that I can’t hear what I’m playing while I’m playing it, utterly destroying any chance at precision.)
Long story short, is there any way to get Audacity to record just the sound from the line-in, without also recording all of the other sounds from the line-out, which is what it appears to be doing.
Apologies for my ineptitude with this software, and thanks a lot for any help.