At Microsoft’s urging I updated Windows 10 last week to their newest version.
Yesterday I attempted to digitize an lp for the first on Audacity since the Windows update. I found I could not get any playback sound. By the recording level monitor, it appears this is working. I confirmed that I have the setup the same as it always was: MME, Line (USB AUDIO CODEC), 2 (Stereo Recording), Speakers (High Defintion Audio.
Hoping that Audacity would have been aware of the issue, I deleted my old version of Audacity and then reinstalled the newest version (2.3.2 I think). No luck with that, still no playback sound.
The original speakers will play music previously downloaded and I also substituted another pair to see if that was the issue. No, the second pair had no playback sound either.
I got into my computer’s setup and confirmed that the microphone is on. So I have gone through about every protocol to determine the problem with no success. Anybody else having the same issue and was able to resolve it?
The original speakers will play music previously downloaded
What does that mean? You can play older known-good files in Audacity, but new recordings don’t work?
I’m not clear if this is a playback problem, a recording problem, or a monitoring problem…
Can you play the newly-recorded files in Windows Media Player (or whatever player you normally use)? If not, can you play older known-good files in Windows Media player?
It is when I am attempting to digitize a new album that I get no playback sound. You may say it is the monitoring sound but when the album is turning and I see the recording level monitoring responding that it is getting information, I am hearing nothing through the speakers. No feedback while recording, very frustrating since all connections (MME, etc.) appear to be all right.
Ensure that the “playback” setting in the “Device Toolbar” is set to the output that you want to use for playback, and enabled “Software Playthrough” in “Transport menu > Transport Options” (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/transport_menu_transport_options.html)
It is when I am attempting to digitize a new album that I get no playback sound. You may say it is the monitoring sound
Yes. “Monitoring” means listening to what’s being recorded.
In a recording studio the recording engineer typically monitors from “behind the glass” with [u]studio monitors[/u] (speakers) while the singer monitors himself/herself and a backing-track with headphones.
This can be confusing because a [u]computer monitor[/u] is a video display and you have both in a computerized recording setup.
Good call Steve. “Software Playthrough” was not enabled. I put a check in the box, cued up an album and everything is working as it used to. Thanks. Relieves a lot of anxiety.