I’m running Audacity 2.2.2 and have earlier versions on other computers.
I have used Audacity for over seven years and have found it very useful.
Recently I upgraded my computer to Windows 10 and installed the latest version of Audacity
One thing I noticed when recording was that recording doesn’t actually begin when the record button.
I checked to make sure that the “Sound Activated Recording” check box is NOT checked.
I know that this topic as been posted before, but searching for “Won’t Record” or similar searches doesn’t pull anything up. It omits “record” from the search because it is “too common”.
Earlier versions of Audacity always began actual recording when the button was clicked regardless of signal presence or not.
Playing around with different setups, I found that I can get recording to begin when the button is clicked if:
- I click the record button, then click the stop button.\
- I click the record button again.
What happens is that the recording actually begins on a new track leaving my original track just sitting there unused.
If I try other combinations, like: click record, click stop, delete track and click record again then it doesn’t begin recording. Seems like that first, unused, track has to be there for things to work.
I guess I could install an earlier version of Audacity, but that doesn’t really answer the question as to why 2.2.2 acts this way.
Sorry if this has already been solved, but I couldn’t find a search string that would pull it up.