No playback sound

Audacity 2.0.5
Mac 10.5.8

I’ve been recording audio from our reel-to-reel recorder in Garageband but now I’ve switched to Audacity. I installed Audacity just as the instructions said on the home page of this forum.

When I hit record the track control panel clearly indicates that data has been received by the system as evidenced by the varying levels but when I go back to play the recording, no audio. The audio for the Mac is fine and I haven’t hit mute track or anything like that. It’s probably something simple that I’m overlooking but I have no idea why no sound.

Audacity > Preferences > Devices > Playback. Make sure Audacity is trying to send the playback to a device you actually own and is connected.


Much appreciated.