I have Windows 8.1 and Audacity 2.1.2. For years I have recorded my CDs from a CD player onto my computer for convenience. My player runs through a Mackie mixer to the computer. I’ve never had a problem for years until this morning. Today I get no soundwave on Audacity when I hit record and have music playing on the CD player. The input and output menus are both set on Microsoft Sound Mapper. It is set to record in stereo. I have changed these settings, but it makes no difference. I have right-clicked the speaker icon on the Windows task bar and selected “line in” as my default recording setting. I removed Audacity and reinstalled it. I even set Windows to restore back to July 16th. Nothing works – even though Audacity was recording as recently as late last night. I don’t see how the connections could be bad, as I can hear sound coming out of the speakers. If anyone can think of something that works I will truly be grateful.
Try selecting Line-In in Audacity also as your recording device.
For years I have recorded my CDs from a CD player onto my computer for convenience.
If all you want is a copy of the CD as a digital file on your computer there’s no need to “record” it. You can use a [u]Ripping Application[/u] to make a direct digital copy. Ripping is faster and you can get better quality since it’s all-digital.
I used EAC (Exact Audio Copy) for several years, but lately I’ve been using CueRipper which is easier to set-up.
Reset the cables. Behind the Mackie and the computer. Just pull them out and push them in again twice.
Which Mackie and where are the speakers plugged in?