First off, I am by NO MEANS knowledgeable about sound and recording devices, etc.
I have Win7 Ult installed. I have verified there is nothing indicating a problem in Device Mananger and the recording device (Microphone High Definition Audio Device) is listed as enabled in Windows recording devices.
In Audacity I have tried MME and Windows DirectSound for the Audio Host and have tried a number of different configurations for recording device, recording channels and sampling rate for each of the audio hosts.
When I don’t get the Error Opening Sound Device message, in all cases the Recording Level shows activity, but nothing is being recorded - the Audio Track timeline moves but it is just a straight line.
I’m not sure if this is enough information for someone to help me, but I’ll provided whatever information you need.
I probably should’ve mentioned this initially (sorry): The hard drive failed on the computer that we had Audacity installed on, so this is a re-install on the new drive of a computer on which Audacity had previously been running and properly recording. This is for sermon recordings at a church, so the recordings themselves are coming from the sound system output into the mic input of the computer’s sound card. So, in this case, nothing has changed except the fact that this is a new install of Audacity on a new drive in the computer on which Audacity had already been working.
SMc asked “What is the level setting of the mic in Audacity?” I’m pretty sure I checked that during my troubleshooting, but I’ll double-check later today.
If it’s a branded computer (such as Dell, HP, Acer …) and it has the original sound card, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the most recent sound card drivers for your machine and operating system.
If it’s not a branded computer, or if it’s an after-market sound card upgrade, go the website of the sound card manufacturer and download the most recent drivers for your sound card and operating system.