having a hard time getting started with recording

hi so I got a pod caster studio from beheringer and never done this before. I know that I need to go through preferences to set up the sound board but beyond that I have no clue. I had an older version of audacity and had it set up but there was no recording being made and I’m not sure if there is some tutorial I’m missing or what very new to the program and the idea of podcasting please help

Make sure to select “USB… something” as your [u]Recording Device[/u]. (Windows/Audacity may not see the exact model number, but it should say “USB…”)

If that doesn’t help, plug your headphones into the mixer to make sure you’re getting an analog signal. You should also see some activity on the mixer’s LED meters when you talk into the mic.