Recognising USB microphone

Hi everyone,

I also have a query about sound and my computer. At the moment Audacity only seems to recognize and record sound coming from within my computer - youtube for example. It won’t pick up my own audio from outside using my standard computer mike. What’s likely to be the problem?


Richard (London, UK)

What do you mean by a “standard computer mike”?
Do you mean a “USB microphone” (as in the topic title), or a microphone that plugs into the computer’s “mic” socket, or a laptop’s built in microphone, or something else?