I’m on Windows 10 with Audacity 3.1.3
When creating and recording on the first track in a project, everything works fine.
When I create a second track and try to record it doesn’t work. Or if I create a rhythm track , it works fine, but I can’t get a second track to record.
I can only get I track per project to record.
The Audacity monitor works fine with my mic, so it is picking up the signal from my mic and interface (M-Audio 192/6).
But when I try to record on the second track, the little mic symbol on the task bar, which indicates Audacity is receiving from my mic, appears for about a second, and then it disappears, as do the lines around the red record button that indicate recording. Both appear briefly and then are gone, and sometimes I get the error message:
“Error Opening Recording Device
Error Codes: -9985 Device Unavailable”, n sometimes I don’t get an error message. Just little flash of mic symbol and then nothing - no recording.
But my recording device is available for the first track, and appears to be very briefly available for the second.
I do not have Skype opening in my Startup.
I have gone into my Windows Settings-Sound-Sound Control Panel-Recording and enabled ‘Stereo Mix’, as well as my interface.
This is relatively new. I recorded multiple tracks for years, then I didn’t record over Christmas (and there have been Windows updates). And just to make it interesting, two tracks did record once or twice, particularly when I Zoomed with a friend to get help and tried it to show him, and of course both tracks worked fine, but not since.
Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks