Using Audacity 2.4.2 on Windows 10.
The general picture:
We use Zoom to rehearse some little playlets. Zoom insists that we specify our Sony Head_sets_ for both input and outputs.
In the Zoom meeting, we use an app (SCS Show Cue Systems) to play sound effects, which are injected into the rehearsal at appropriate points.
We want to record this process. Zoom does allow an entire meeting to be recorded, but to make use of that facility and play something, we would have to stop the meeting, process and play Zoom’s recording, and then restart the meeting–just not a viable option for us.
So we want to use Audacity to record the rehearsal (both the actors’ lines and the injected sound effects from SCS). Our goal is to be able to stop a rehearsal, play the recording (and perhaps do some minor editing at that point) and then continue rehearsal/recording
Much of that works pretty well:
Audacity successfully records both the Zoom meeting attendees lines, and the injected sound effects. Audacity has been configured:
Input: Sony Headset (loopback)
Output: Sony Head_phones_ (If I try to use Sony Headset as an output, Audacity tells me that it can’t open that sound device.)
When I attempt to play the Audacity recording, the signal meter bounces appropriately, but there’s nothing to be heard in via the headset. If I choose to use the system speakers as an output, the sound comes out quite nicely.
I’ve tried all sorts of combinations of things (a lot of which are rejected by Zoom, or SCS, or Audacity). What I’ve described above is as close as I’ve come to success. Can you all provide me with some tips and things to try to get Audacity to get these dang headphones to move some air?