I’m having issues recording my voice with Audacity. I use a Samsung C01U Pro, which is a USB mic with a space to insert a headphone jack. After plugging the headphones in, it gives immediate audio monitoring. It would get weird on earlier versions of Audacity, and I’d have to change the playback device to “Built-in Output” when recording in order to hear myself, but this is how its always worked until I updated the program.
On both v3.2.0 and v3.2.1, the audio monitoring immediately cuts out when I press record, and I can’t hear myself at all through the headphones. When I stop recording, it comes back. Choosing “Built-in Output” doesn’t help now either, because I still can’t hear myself after starting the recording. After stopping the recording, it’s still gone, I have to pull out the microphone and close down the program to try again. Garageband still records my voice like Audacity did before, but I hate editing with that program.
Any ideas, besides re-downloading an earlier version? I’ve fiddled with it as much as I can, but I still can’t get the audio monitoring to come back when recording. Thank you.
I’ve been having the same problem for about two weeks now. I too have a mac and I’m also using Monterey and I have the same version of Audacity. Unfortunately downloading a previous version of Audacity did not solve this problem - at least in my case.
I did something last week that then made me able to hear myself while recording but the problem then was that I always heard my own voice a bit late. As if it was an echo or something.
I tried to upload different recording softwares and they seemed to work just fine. But I have to say that I only like recording on Audacity since I find it so simple and easy to use. I hate Garageband and all of the other free options Some of which I couldn’t even download for whatever reason.
I would be so grateful if someone could solve this! I have some assignments due.
Hey again. So I updated my mac a long long time ago and after updating Audacity two weeks ago the problems started. So I don’t think that MacOS update had anything to do with this?
I tried downloading those different versions of Audacity that you linked but I was faced with a new problem: I couldn’t find the audio setup menu and clicking on “rescan audio devices” didn’t work either. I tried searching for a solution but couldn’t find one. After downloading the newest version of Audacity again the problem disappeared and I could see the audio setup -option again. But the same problem of not being able to monitor my audio while recording started. And I actually realized that Audacity won’t let me record a stereo track (only a mono track) even though I’m using a Blue Yeti mic. And even after I’ve stopped recording the audio monitoring won’t start automatically and I have to replug my mic.
Thank you for your fast and thorough answer! I downloaded the Audacity 3.1.3 and clicked that reset configuration button and it worked!! I got the buttons back and was able to record perfectly. So I do not have a problem with audio monitoring anymore when I’m using Audacity 3.1.3 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1. Thank you again for solving my problem!
I can confirm that I also am having this issue. I recently bought a new Macbook Pro and when opening the copy of Audacity I had on my old computer, it would crash when I tried recording anything.
I downloaded the latest copy, 3.2.3, and for some reason my Blue Yeti microphone would stop live monitoring as soon as I hit record, even though my headphones were plugged directly into the microphone. I tried downgrading to each earlier version and the problem persisted until I got to version 3.1.3.
Not sure why this would be, downgrading worked but hopefully will be fixed in the future.
I also have this issue. I had been running an older version (I don’t recall which, likely a very old Intel version under Rosetta 2). After intalling Ventura 13.3.1 my version continually crashed on launch, so I downloaded Audacity 3.2.3 and now have the exact issue that the live monitoring on my Yeti Blue stops the second either recording starts or “start monitoring” is selected.