Audacity won't record


I am new here. Trying to record some vocal audio. Just purchased a new USB mic but cannot get audacity to record at all. Here is the relevant info that I know of:

Running OS 10.15.4

Restarted audacity several times

My new mic is selectable in the drop down menu

even the built in mic will not record for some reason.

I uninstalled audacity and did a fresh install. Still didn’t work.

Please let me know if something comes to mind. I really appreciate any help you can give. thanks

I came in here with the same and other problems – take a look at the most recent posts in this forum and several are about Audacity in new Mac OS with some workarounds.

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