New user needs help

Directions are not real clear. How do I record from a tape to my mac computer? I have the USB cable plugged in and into the cassette capture. NOW WHAT?

Close and restart Audacity.

Click on the Microphone drop-down (input) and see if there’s a listing for “USB Sound Device” or something similar. Select it. Play a tape and start Audacity recording. You should see the red recording meters bounce (but you may not hear anything).

Stop the player.

Audacity > Preferences > Recording > [X] Software Playthrough (select) > OK

That should let you hear the show.


I still am confused with this, is it the microphone shown on the toolbar of the computer?

He means the one in the Audacity Device Toolbar - see this page in the manual: