Audacity 2.3.1 Doesn't See MIDI Input

I’m sending MIDI data to Audacity from a Roland Juno 2. Running the latest version of Windows 10 and using a MIDI to USB conversion cable. The light on the cable shows the data is being sent, but it never shows up in Audacity. I can send audio data with no problems. My audio host is MME and recording device is Line (USB AUDIO CODEC).

Here’s a section of my Device Manager. I have no idea where the “Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth” is coming from. It shows up when I boot. There’s no reference to it in my startup file. The Canon lines refer to my laser printer.

Any ideas? Is there a (free) program I can run to troubleshoot this?


Audacity is a multi-track audio editor. It doesn’t do MIDI recording, although it does support playing back MIDI file (which are imported as “Note tracks”

“Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth”

That’s Windows trying to play your MIDI data. MIDI isn’t music or sound. MIDI is a programming language to tell a device or synthesizer how to make a musical note. You can’t hear it. So I guess technically, you should be recording the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth.

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