Recording function

I am a very new Audacity user. I just downloaded it. So here is newbie-type question. When I click on the Record button in Audacity, a box pops up saying “Error while opening sound device”. I’m new to this, and I don’t know what to do to solve this. Any help would be appreciated.


It would have helped if you had given the version of Windows and Audacity (please see the pink panel above).

I suggest you read this Frequently Asked Question:

then if not solved, come back to us with more information including what you are trying to record.