Newbie question - mute speakers but keep recording

I am brand new to Audacity, but have figured out how to record streaming Internet radio. But I cannot figure out how to mute the speakers while recording. I appreciate any help. Thank you.

Bob Jirovec

Depending on how your particular streaming works, you turn the volume down with the volume control at the speaker. If the speakers have no volume control, you can unplug them.

Some Internet Recording systems work at the analog sound card level and they fix the volumes in the whole system. They are literally recording the speaker system. You can’t turn one off and still have the other.

Some systems do it at the digital level and those you might be able to change at the Windows Control Panel level. But if you do that and the recording vanishes, then you’re stuck.


Thank you…unplugging the speakers does the trick.