Cannot see USB recording device

I am using a just-purchased cassette player with USB output to convert my cassettes to digital audio files. The PNP USB device appeared and was selected with the initial installation of the Audacity program. It disappeared after I changed the default playback device so I could listen to the first two tracks of recorded music. Now I cannot get the “Microphone USB Audio Codec” or “PNP USB Audio Device/Controller” from the device list, despite several uninstall/reinstall and reboot attempts. Please help.

Please don’t jump into someone else’s old and unrelated topic. We can easily miss that you need help if you do that. I started a new topic for you.

Also tell us what version of Audacity version you are using. See the pink panel at the top of the page.

Please try the full procedure in the green box “Detecting USB and Firewire devices” on this page: .

You don’t need to have the USB cassette recorder take over as default Windows device when you connect it. When you connect the the cassette recorder again and Windows recognises it, set the default playback device to your computer speakers, then disconnect the cassette recorder. When you connect it again, the speakers should remain as default playback device.