Output Volume Slider

Since updating to Audacity 2.0.6 in Windows 7 using the .exe installer, the output volume control no longer works. When I reverted to 2.0.0, it works fine.

You’re talking about the Mixer Toolbar, right?


And if you are, please tell us what output device is selected in Device Toolbar and what exactly happens when you play a track in Audacity and move the output slider. Does the output slider jump back to where it was?


Yes, the output volume slider in the Mixer Toolbar. In the device toolbar, I tried to use the onboard speakers on the laptop, and to run it through my Audioquest Dragonfly and my Meridien Director DACs. The slider does not jump back to the begining and I get the same results through all three devices–it plays at maximum volume only. Works beautifully through all three devices in 2.0.0 but I wanted to try the Bass Treble effect in 2.0.6.

Thank you for your help.

I am surprised the Audacity output slider does not control the motherboard audio.

What is the make and model number of the computer, and can you post the information from Help > Audio Device Info… top right of Audacity?

Note that you should be able to control the system playback volume of the DAC’s using the Playback tab of Windows Sound (right-click over the DAC, choose Properties, click “Levels”).

Also if you play audio in Audacity, click the speaker icon by the system clock, then click “Mixer”, you should be able to turn down the Audacity playback slider without turning down the system playback volume of the DAC’s.