Mic in a bucket

My Logitech webcam mic seems to be cutting in and prevent me recording properly from Internet radio streams.

The result - it records both the Internet and external sounds from the room - and the finished recording sounds like the mic is in a bucket - dull, flat, slightly echoey (probably because the mic is beneath the speaker shelf!).

I’ve tried disabling the webcam mic but Audacity then can’t find any alternative to record with.

I have used Audacity successfully for many years but recently re-installed Windows and can’t get back to the same successful configuration.


To record from the Internet, the best way is to use “Stereo Mix” (if that option is available).
See here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Mixer_Toolbar_Issues#cp

this tutorial from the 2.0 manual should be useful too: http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/tutorial_recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer.html