Audacity Only Records Static [SOLVED]


I downloaded Audacity 2.1.0 a week ago and it worked just fine without any problems. This week it decided it was going to stop working right after a successful test recording. I tested it, it worked just fine, and then when I went to record for real the blue line wasn’t moving and all I got was static. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, rebooting, and save project as to see if any of that would work and nothing. I haven’t messed with any of the settings since last week or today when it worked briefly so I have no idea what’s going on. As far as I know my sound card is just fine. I’m using a HP computer with Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Since we can’t see your machine, you need to tell us, in detail, what you’re doing.


No need. I figured out the problem was my mic. Switched mics and it worked just fine. Ticks me off since this mic is only a WEEK old!

Thanks for the fast reply.