Audacity not recording after installing FL Studio

I seem to have run into some trouble recording with Audacity ever since I installed FL Studio. It stopped working as soon as I played with some settings in FL Studio, setting the recording driver to ASIO mode. Now, even after changing it back, Audacity will not record anything on my line-in. Anyways, onwards with the relevant information:

OS: Windows 7 SP1
Audacity Version: 2.0.2
FL Studio Version: 10.0.2 Producer Edition
External Sound Card (Recording Device): TASCAM US-122mkII
Internal Sound Card (Playback Device): Asus Xonar DG
Microphone: Shure SM-57

Now, I know the mic is working because whenever I make noise the activity light goes bright on the TASCAM sound card itself. So there’s definitely a signal being sent to the computer. It’s just somehow not being recorded into Audacity.

One additional strange issue (which is hopefully related): When I press “record” in Audacity, the cursor line indicating the length of my recording does not move. It just stays at time 00:00 and blinks a bit, like it’s totally glitching out. This also started at the same time as my recording woes, so maybe that’ll be a handy hint.

My guess is that FL Studio changed some internal Windows settings that Audacity depended on, which broke the recording when I switched to ASIO mode. I’m sure the fix is simple, but I just don’t know what to change amongst the 17 different control panels I’ve been staring at for the past hour.

Any help is much appreciated!

Audacity cannot work with ASIO drivers unless you self-compile it with ASIO support. See .

Please try rebooting the computer. It may well be all you need to do.


Yeah, I was aware of the ASIO incompatiblity, but I just wasn’t sure how I might have triggered it.

Anyways, rebooting the computer did indeed work. Not sure why, but I’m not gonna ask questions at this point :smiley:

Thanks for the help!