I have upgraded to the new version of Audacity,and I suddenly have a problem. While I can record in Audacity, I cannot play back to do my edits. I was aware that Win10 had audio playback issues. However, audio is fine on online or CD play. Tried the computer’s “find and fix” and that was, of course, no help at all.
On Audacity, I can see the audio playing in the meter, but it does not pay to my speakers or headphones. I have tried all playback options the interface allows. Unless I can correct this, I’m out of the narration business after three successful years.
Audacity works with standard Windows drivers so almost everything that works with Windows (and has up-to-date Win10 drivers) will work with Audacity. (Multi-channel interfaces can be “tricky”.)
Unless I can correct this, I’m out of the narration business after three successful years.
Audacity isn’t the only game in town. There is at least one free alternative which I can’t remember right now, or GoldWave ($50 USD), or plenty of DAWs if you don’t mind getting into some “heaver” software.
The headphones are plugged into the jack outlet in the laptop. As I say, they work fine for everything else. The speakers are also bypassed for recordings
As for the mike, it’s a CAD U37, run into the USB port. And yes, on playback I do have a fluctuating green level bar, yes.
The headphones are plugged into the jack outlet in the laptop.
Does Audacity know that? Or, is Audacity trying to play-back through the USB microphone? That’s a somewhat common problem, and it’s actually Windows switching the default device to whatever was plugged-in last.