Recording Computer Audio

I’m using 2.1.1 on Window 8.1.

I used to be able to record my computer audio in Audacity with no problem. Then, after I changed the input settings to record from a USB device, I haven’t been able to get it to record computer audio again. I followed the instructions and set it to “Windows WASAPI”>“Speakers/Headphones (Realtek High Definition Audio) (loopback)”>“2 (Stereo) Recording Channels”. All I get, though, is massive feedback when I start monitoring. I turned Audacity’s audio down in the Windows playback mixer; that took care of the feedback, but it didn’t record anything.

What am I doing wrong?

Make sure [u]Software Playthrough[/u] is OFF. (If it’s on you have a feedback-path).