Hello and thank you in advance.
I apologize if this is the wrong spot. (Audacity 2.4.2)
I used Audacity (Audacity 2.4.2) to record a Roll20 session I was participating in. I read on other forums to set the control to Windows WASAPI. I did a test and I saw that it was recording and I played it back (something else - a Twitch session) and it was fine. The day of the Roll20 game I started recording, saw it was recording audio and thought nothing of it. When I went to play it back I found that it recorded everyone else but not my voice. There are gaps where I was speaking. Microphone setting was at 0.76
I have the original still in Audacity. Is there a way to see if the playback is just blocking my voice or does anyone know what I did wrong so that I will not do it again in the future? The sound is perfect for the other players - just not my voice.
I moved your post to the generic Windows forum. It’s closer than where you were.
saw it was recording audio and thought nothing of it.
Right there you scratch your microphone and see if the meters and blue waves jump. Never blow into a microphone. You would have known there was something wrong instantly.
When I went to play it back I found that it recorded everyone else but not my voice.
Not surprising. Audacity will only record from one “thing.” Your voice service looks like one thing and the game sound manager looks like a different thing. Normally, a recording like this gets your voice and nothing else. You’re a celebrity.
Actually, this is better than you think, because you can start another game with Audacity recording gameplay and your smartphone on the table recording your voice. Obviously you’re on headphones for all this.
Edit them together later.
I don’t know what the official solution to this is, I’m not a gamer. Someone else will post.
I think this happens on Zoom, too: I recorded a session with several participants but when I played it back my voice hadn’t been captured. Perhaps it’s a built-in limitation of the software, though it’s possible that it’s switchable and I simply haven’t yet found the option.