Audacity is no longer recording sound

I use Windows 7, Audacity 2.0.5 and I used the .exe installer.

Audacity is no longer recording sound. I have the following settings:
Audio Host: Windows DirectSource
Speakers (Realtek High Definition)
Microphone (Realtek High Definition)
Input Channels: 1 (Mono)

Can you see what mistakes I’ve made? I’ve changed the settings with no luck.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

What are you recording?

“I’m trying to record my voice with a gaming headset connected to a Lenovo laptop.”


The current release is 2.0.6

If it’s an external microphone, make sure you turn the input volume up in Mixer Toolbar:

Make sure you have not disconnected the microphone accidentally.