I hope someone can solve this problem for me. I’ve looked at many posts on here under different threads, and while there are some similar questions, no-one seems to have exactly my issue, or a solution.
I’ve been using Audacity on XP and Win7 for years. Very successfully, no problems.
Now I have been dragged kicking and screaming onto Windows 10 and I cannot get Audacity to record at a proper level. Virtually a straight line on the blue waveform and it’s so quiet I can hardly hear it. Amplifying it after recording does not help, as this also amplifies any hum/whine/hiss.
I have tried Audacity version 2.0.2 (successfully on XP and 7) and now on Win 10. Then I installed version 2.3.3. Neither version recorded correctly. And I have tried every combination of MME/Windows Direct, and Speakers RealTek Audio/Sound Mapper, and of the 4 inputs, only Sound Mapper and Jack mic produce anything at all.
However, unplugging the mic produces absolutely nothing whatsoever, so it seems Audacity is only recording from the mic, and not from any internal source at all.
I have downloaded the latest drivers for Realtek Audio and that hasn’t helped either.
I also tried to install the Realtek HD Audio Manager, thinking that might give me more control over the sound output, but although the folder appears in Program Files it won’t open or start, no matter how many .exe files I click. About three hours on the Web searching for an answer to that problem didn’t produce a solution, so I only have the basic Realtek sound system in my Dell Inspiron 3671.
Browsing this forum I did notice that other Dell users have issues too. Sound enhancements is unchecked.
I suspect that part (or all) of the problem might be that this PC doesn’t appear to have any preamp, as I have to use powered speakers, whereas the old XP and Win7 systems had speakers of their own.
Can someone please try and provide a solution to getting Audacity to record at a decent level on Windows 10 ??