I’m using Windows 11 and Audacity 3.1.3. I have my mic plugged into my M-Audio M-Track Duo interface, which connects to my laptop via USB.
I have been using this exact setup for over a year and it works perfectly, no problems.
Suddenly, about a week ago, when I hit Shift+D to Punch and Roll, it deletes the recording from the insertion point forward, as its supposed to, but it doesn’t start recording. Also, when I want to do some punch in’s, I select the section in my track that I want the new track to record over – it creates a new track, but stops… doesn’t start recording.
I discovered today that if I disconnect my audio interface from the laptop and select “Microphone Array (Realtek)” from the input drop down in Audacity, it works fine. But then when I plug my interface back in and select IT as the input device, problem resumes.
So it doesn’t seem to be Audacity, per se, but how Audacity is perceiving my input devices.
I haven’t made any changes at all, no driver changes, no new wiring, no new programs, nothing. Other than Windows Updates, of course, which run all the time. I was running the previous version of Audacity, so I updated it to 3.1.3, no change. I checked to make sure the driver for my M-Audio device was up to date and it is.
With this problem, I CAN still record, straight. I want to make sure that’s understood. I just can’t punch and roll or punch in because something is stopping it from recording within those functions.
HELP! Any suggestions?