I have only just got my audio capture device and am very new to this. I am finding that I cant hear anything during recording. I have read another posting on this subject which says to go to Audio I/O and select play other tracks while recording new one, I have done this but still nothing. Can anyone help out a new user.
I have the same trouble as Trevor. The first time I ran Audacity to record, what I did was put the mic next to my amp, and then earphones, so I could listen to the base while the mic only captured the guitar solo while recording.
But,unfortunately, I don’t know what happened and one day, when I tried to record, I couldn’t hear the soundtrack that is my base.
In sum, how do I do to activate the option that let me listen to one soundtrack (that I upload to Audacity) when I click the record button?
If you have “play other tracks while recording new one” checked in the Edit → Preferences menu, then Audacity will output any audio it sees while it’s recording. If you still can’t hear it then there’s something wrong with the way you’ve plugged your speakers in or where you’ve plugged your headphones in.
The rest of your recording setup sounds correct (guitar → amp → mic → computer, all monitored with headphones during recording).
I import a sound file to over dub… It plays just fine on play and sound is great … BUT … when I try to record (overdub) I have no sound from imported file with which to coordinate recording (overdub). When I first downloaded it worked just great. I have removed and downloaded again 3 times and it does not give imporrted sound file on record mode. I have checked everything I know to check… Help plz!
Trevor im no expert but maybe you have the audio I/O muted on your computer. ie click on the speaker icon on your computer that is on the bottom right near the clock in windows. look for I/O and make sure the mute button isnt ticked. Or it may be that you have plucked something in the wrong hole, make sure you have everything connected properly. You should be able to find more answers on this problem in the frequently asked questions.
This reminds me a few years ago i was struggling with a similar problem on cubase VST, and i was looking for the source of the problem for hours - checking interent forums and everything, checking all the preferences in the software.
in the end it turned out that i just used a bad cable for the mic!
it is important to check things which you take for granted!
Johnny from guitars101
just got started with Audacity and I’m experiencing the same problem. However Iticked the playback box in the preferences menu and when I press the record button Iget an error message. I running Vista and using a saffire pro 40 for my i/o.