Blue Yeti mic not appearing in Recording device bar

I’m preparing to record my first podcast and while doing soundchecks, I noticed that my Blue Yeti mic isn’t appearing in the Recording drop down menu. All that appear are “Realtek high definition” and “Microsoft sound mapper”. Can anyone explain how to ensure the Yeti is connected to Audacity?


Best way is to connect the mic before you launch Audacity.
Normally Audacity will only look for audio devices on launch.

If you connect the mic after starting Audacity, you will need to tell Audacity to look for audio devices. You can do that from “Transport menu > Rescan audio devices”.

thanks that helped a ton… now I can get back to recording and spend less time on set up