Microphone changed on my audacity

My microphone changed from USB microphone to Built-in Microphone and i don’t know how to change it back. I used to be able to click on it and had the 2 options. But now when i click on it, it only has built-in microphone. I record vinyl records and it doesn’t work with built-in microphone. I just used this yesterday and everything was fine. I don’t know what happened. Thanks.

If something caused the USB device to fail however briefly, or you unplugged it, Audacity will not see it when it comes back. Audacity checks for new devices and connections when it starts.

Either restart Audacity with the USB device plugged in, or Transport > Rescan.


Thanks Koz. All of a sudden it was back. I don’t know how that happened in the first place.

A bad or worn USB connection can cause the microphone to magically come and go.