I need help badly

I have all my my stuff plugged in correctly. The problem is I can’t hear myself recording and I watched the YouTube videos to fix that and did them correctly. Still I can’t hear myself record or the beat playing. At this point I’m kind of getting hopeless. So I come here to ask for advice. I would share pictures but it says the files are to large and gives me a huge error code.

I have all my my stuff plugged in correctly.

Which stuff? We have to build your studio in our heads to unscramble your problems. Microphone? Interface, if any?

Still I can’t hear myself record or the beat playing.

So right there, you’re probably wanting to overdub, right?. Sing or play to a backing or rhythm track.

Which headphones are you using?

You’re really using Audacity 3. 0. 0 alpha? You know that’s not supported, right? If you have production errors that’s perfectly normal. They’re still building the software.


Are you really using Audacity 3.0.0 alpha?
If so, then I’d recommend uninstalling it and using the official release version of Audacity (Audacity 2.4.2)

Or you could install Audacity 2.4.2.



Okay thanks, I’ll try that then give you my response after.

Recording what? Your voice with a microphone? Which make / model of microphone, and how is it connected to your computer?

I can’t hear the beat when I play it, I can’t hear it when I record and same for my voice. I’m using a MX-100 mic. My audacity was working Thursday then it stopped.I got all of the settings correct too.

Is that the “AxcessAbles MX-100” or “Shure Microflex® MX100”, or some other microphone?
How does it connect to your computer?

Which settings are those?

What “beat”? How are you playing “it”?

Yes the AxcessAbles MX-100 microphone. It connects through USB. I have overdub and playthrough on and I have all of my devices in the correct spots in playthrough settings. It’s a beat I bought and I’m using in audacity. I’m playing it by pressing the play button or record button. Hearing myself and the beat play is a important part in recording for me. If you did want to know. My microphone is working. It’s just the audio on audacity.

How are you expecting to hear it? Through headphones plugged into the round headphone socket on your laptop? Some other way?

Yes, through the round headphone socket on my laptop.

Ensure that the playback device is set to your headphones in the Device Toolbar. You should then be able to hear the beat through your headphones when you play the beat track in Audacity.

It is not possible to route the sound from your microphone through to your headphones without there being a noticeable (and off-putting) delay, because there is no hardware wiring between the recording device and headphone device.

I hope you don’t mind me calling you Steve, but Steve out of all honesty I have all of these things done and it’s still the same thing I can’t hear anything. I looked through the whole audacity manual and I fixed everything it told me too. Everything outside of audacity has audio and is working. I wish I could show you pictures but it gives me a error the file is too big. I previously made songs on a consistent basis until this happened and all of the settings are still the same since then.

Can you hear other things, such as YouTube or Windows Media Player through your headphones?

Open “Help menu > Diagnostics > Audio Device Info”.
Wait for the info to appear, then click the Save / OK button and save the info somewhere convenient (such as your Desktop).
Then attach the saved file to your reply (https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1)