Audacity can't find my USB input

I got a new amp that has a built in USB interface and my computer recognizes it and I have the amps software on my computer, but Audacity can’t find it. I have the latest version of Audacity on my windows 8. What can I do?

Audacity looks for new devices when it starts. You can Restart Audacity or Transport > Rescan.


I tried that and still nothing

With the USB interface connected to the computer, look in the Windows Sound Control Panel to see if the device has been recognised by Windows and is enabled. If it is not recognised by Windows or is disabled, then Audacity will not be able to access the device.

My computer recognizes it, its just Audacity that doesn’t. Its only recognizing the built in microphone

Time for a lot more information. Who made the amp? Which model number? What is the software package called? Are you trying to send something to the amp or perform on the amp and record a copy of the show in Audacity?

Was the word “MIDI” mentioned anywhere in the process? MIDI is a sound control system, not actual sound. Audacity doesn’t speak MIDI.


Its a Fender Super Champ X2 that has a built in USB interface that I plug from the amp to the computer, the software is called Fuse which allows me to operate the amp from my computer. So the setup goes: Guitar to amp, amp to computer

The fender website says:

USB output for use with Fender® FUSE™ editor/librarian software (free download) and ASIO (Win) or Core Audio (Mac) recording software (not included).

Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, Audacity cannot be shipped with ASIO support, but it looks like the Fender only supports ASIO drivers on Windows and not standard Windows (WDM) drivers.
Unless you are able to tackle the rather complex task of building Audacity from the source-code with ASIO support (, I don’t think that you are going to be able to record directly from the Fender’s USB with Audacity.

That’s unfortunate. Might have to try and do the source code myself.