Playback issues with audacity files

I have my PC hooked up to studio monitors. Everything plays through them: iTunes, Tidal, my keyboard etc. When I open Audacity and make a recording the meters show that sound has been recorded but nothing plays through my system. I use a Shure SM7 into a Cloud controller and then into a Focusrite 2i2 to a USB input on my computer. The recording side works fine - according to the meters. This has worked fine on playback too until two days ago. Now when I play my recordings back I get no sound although if I Export the Audacity file as a WAV file it will play back. What I can’t figure out is why the Audacity file won’t play back.

You have likely bumped the level settings on your playback meter.

Guess what?

I went and looked at your e-mail again and then went and looked for level settings on my playback meter. There they were – hard to see, but they were there, and they were set to zero. How that happened, I do not know, but when I set them to 100%, the Audacity files played just as they should.

Thanks for your help. I am now back up and running, having learned something I will never forget.

As we used to say back in the sixties, “Thank you, man!”


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