PROBLEM: When I press record I get mostly nothing (a flat line) (sometimes there is a spike or some really low garbled voices for a few seconds) but no actual recording of audio. I am trying to record some old voice mails to my PC via my mobile phone with a male-male jack cord between the phone and the microphone jack on the front of my PC. When I play a voice message and press record nothing is recorded, just flat line.
I am running Audacity v2.1.2 on my Windows 10 64-bit OS.
In the Windows 10 OS I have configured:
Playback default: VIA HD Audio speakers
Recording default: Microphone VIA HD Audio
In both of those devices on my PC:
Device usage: use this device
Advanced: 24-bit 44100 HZ
In Audacity (upon opening the program or Transport rescan devices) - Edit - Preferences:
Playback: Speakers VIA HD Audio
Recording: Microphone (VIA HD Audio) with Channels = mono
Sound Activated Recording: not checked (off)
Under Recording I tried setting SW Playthrough on and off with no change (still flatline).
Why can’t I still record my voice mails from my phone? Is there a configuration problem on my PC, some audio setting on my phone?