How do I record music into audacity using my mixer ?

Hello my name is Danny and I am suppose to start a new podcast show, so what I am trying to find out is HOW to record the music into Audacity using my Laptop and mixer … I have a dj equipment also but how can I do my radio show ? what confuses me is that I can get the microphone to work and hear myself.

All I need to know is first of all how to put the music and talk to record it with audacity…

it’s like having my radio podcast show live but the only thing is that … I am Recording it so that I can converted into MP3 and send it to my internet station??? can you explain that to me.

also… how do I connect the microphone and the mixer to the laptop so that audacity work with no problem

or what do I have to do to record a radio show in audacity

please here is my info:
please let me know asap

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I can tell you how to run Audacity, but the rest of the sound system is up to you.

If you’re on a Windows laptop like a large number of people seem to be, then you should probably connect your mixer to the laptop with a good quality stereo USB adapter such as the Behringer UCA202.

This gets around the problem that most Windows laptops are missing a stereo connection. Mic-In doesn’t work for this.

After that is connected, you should start Audacity and look for:

Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Recording > [X] USB Audio Codec (select).

Press record and Audacity should be recording your mixer’s show. If you plug the USB device into the computer after you start Audacity, the connection will be invisible. You may not be able to hear it, but if you have blue waves and a bouncing red sound meter, the recording is being made.

Many beginners go into this with the idea of creating a vast, full-on, multi-guest, Skype, music and production podcast. It might take a while to build up to that because all those features can change depending on your computer and what you want the show to sound like. It’s good to nail down that list before you start buying equipment.