I have Audacity 2.1.1, Windows 8.1, Finale Notepad 2012,on an Insignia tablet with just 1 micro-usb port. How the heck can I rout the Finale output (which normally goes to the headphone jack, using Finale’s Smartsound Softsynth) back to Audacity? Can I do this internally, or must I get an external usb A/D converter and rout it out of the headphone jack and back into the tablet?
Finale Smartsound does not show up in the drop down input menu for Audacity, and also not in the control panel>Sounds>recording tab. Thanks in advance.
Thanks, Gale. Doesn’t work. Almost. In the second box, there is not the option for ‘Headphones(loop-back)’, only Speaker and Microphone (built into the tablet). It would work on Speaker if there wasn’t a hum generated internally by this rather cheap tablet; somehow it is using the same internal preamps as the internal mic, and the engineers maybe figured it was good enough for a hundred bucks.
Steve, Finale uses its own synth, downloaded with Notepad, called Smartmusic Softsynth. It is not connected to any synth other than that. I looked at the link, and Finale Notepad (free version) has no option to export audio. And Audacity has no way it seems to import it as an audio file, just as a raw data file.
I think the bottom line here is that I got a cheap tablet computer and I’m trying to do things it was not meant to do. Time to find another way to make money. I would still like to solve this, though, just out of curiosity.