Microphone Won't Produce Sound in Audacity

I’m using an Apogee Duet 2 and I have selected the device in preferences but now I can’t get the sound to register in Audacity. When I click record and play into the mic, no sound is picked up.

Can someone help me?

While it appears to be a terrific device, two in and four out is not a standard sound configuration – probably why it didn’t just start working.

The usual settings for a USB microphone device, 44100, 16-bit, Mono may not work for you.

Two places:

Apple (upper left) > System Preferences > Hardware > Sound > Input and output. Do those sound meters jump when you select your device?

Go > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup. I’m less familiar with that one, but those two panels hold hands and some of the settings affect each other.

The device comes with Maestro 2 software. Close Audacity. Does their software work?