Error msg. when I try to record

I use Windows 7 and I have the latest version of Audacity 2.0.3.
When I try to record, I get an error msg that says “Error While opening sound device. Please Check input device settings and project sample rate.”

I also have a MIDI keyboard connected to my computer, as I use Sibelius, the music-writing software.
Since I have not used Audacity in a long time, I’m hoping that someone can help me.

Thanks in advance.


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What are you trying to record from? What “sound device” are you trying to open? (Audacity doesn’t work with MIDI.)

I want to record my keyboard, and/or my voice or another instrument.


I have a MIDI keyboard, too. Actually, two of them. Sound does not travel down the MIDI connection. That’s strictly for the piano key control and usually nothing else.

I do it by connecting a cable between the headphone jack on the keyboard to my computer and then run Audacity to record the show.

That’s how I did these two clips.

Rather than write about all possible combinations, which kind of computer do you have? Windows laptop? Do you have sound connections that look like this?