Hi, everyone! I use a USB mixer (Xenyx Q1002 with phantom power) and a clip on mic for saxophone (I play saxophone, (it’s the superlux PRA-383XLR) with a battery preamp box . I try to record on it but I don’t see any sound waves on my windows 7 desktop . I tried also on my Macbook pro laptop to configure it with Audacity (the same program) with no success. I recorded once on the windows 7 desktop with the mic using audacity. How can I properly configure my wired sax mic and USB mixer to work with audio software in Windows 7 and Mac OS?
Right-click on the little speaker lower right > Open Sound Controller or Sound Editor. Something like that.
You should see your device with a slider and a bouncing green column that represents your performance. If you don’t see it at all, then you need to Enable Unfit Devices or something similar in another panel whose name I forget.
I’ll clear all this up instantly when I get back home to a Windows machine.
Actually, the recording devices don’t show up on that panel, so that’s a wave-off.
Right-Click Speaker > Recording Devices > Recording should give you green flashes if the device is working. I have no idea where the volume control is, and I think there’s a way to set stereo or mono as well.