Having difficulty recording with Audacity ver 2.2.2 (OS is Win 10). The issue is the record volume level through the sound card - it is close to flatline even with the recording level setting cranked full up (there a very small waveform and some faint audible content on playback). I can get the sound levels on the monitoring bar to -30 db or so with the recording level at 100%. but the level of the saved recording does not seem to increase significantly.
I’ve been through most of the FAQ’s on the Audacity site on this kind of issue and have played with virtually all the settings to no effect. My sound card (SB ZxR) is set as the playback default device and the recording setting is What U Hear (SB ZxR Default Device). I’ve tried changing all of the different Audacity settings (Audi Host: Widows WASAPI; Windows Direct Sound; MME). The Audacity recording device is the same as the desktop (What U Hear - SB ZxR), the setting is 2 (Stero) and playback is Speakers (SB ZxR). In the not too distant past, I uninstalled/reinstalled Audacity. I also checked the recording preferences (tried Playthrough with “overdub” checked/unchecked and the same for Software Playthrough of input). Also tried changing all of the Transport Options settings and recanning the audio device.
Whatever the problem is, it doesn’t seem to be limited to Audacity. To test things, I downloaded the trial version of the NCH suite and it too has the same issue. All the audio content on playback whether streamed, via USB (phone) or local device (CD) is normal. I’m not the most technically savvy user, so any and all help is appreciated.