I have used Audacity for years with great success. I have recorded stuff from old LP’s, cassette tapes, interviews, etc. In earlier versions of Audacity I never had a problem with audio level of input (amplitude, I think it’s called.) Sometimes I set it a bit high and got some distortion, but I could handle whatever happened. Now I have the latest Audacity 3.2.5. The input level is way too low and I can not seem to adjust it higher. What’s going on?
I sometimes run the phone jack out of my stereo and into the microphone jack on my desktop. Sometimes I play a CD on the desktop. I have also used a microphone plugged into a USB port. All methods have the same result: record level is way too low. In Audacity I have the record level run up to 93% and still the same result, record level is too low. I’m getting no jump in the stereo lines running across the screen. They are almost flat. On playback, I can barely hear what I have recorded.
I’m I explaining this clearly? What am I missing folks? This used to be so easy. I’m a bit panicked because I have a sound project due that many people are depending on. I’m no electrical engineer or sound genius, but Audacity never asked me to be. Thanks in advance for your response.