I just bought a Samson Go Mic to record guitar tracks. I recorded a rhythm track but when I attempted to record a lead track over it, Audacity was not playing the rhythm track through the speakers (nor through the mic’s headphone jack). I have recorded with other mics using Audacity but for some reason this issue is persisting. The initial track is not muted and the dB setting is at neutral. I know this isn’t specifically Audacity issue, but any advice would be appreciated.
Samson Go Mic turns out to be a nice little USB microphone. No doubt Windows decided to send the speaker feed back to the microphone instead of leaving it in the speakers. Change in the Windows Control Panels, but also make sure Audacity is sending the speaker signal to the right place.
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Playback.
If you’re planning to overdub, then:
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording: [X] Overdub and deselect everything else.
It looks like in CP that playback is set to come out of the speakers.
I replied but it seems to have disappeared, I apologize if this is a double post.
The CP audio devices window is saying playback is going to the speakers.
Okay now I understand the posts need to approved by a mod. But, I changed playback to go through the mic’s headphone jack via Control Panel, all audio is coming through, but when I press record on Audacity, the tracker still rolls right over the recorded audio without bringing it through the headphones.
Nevermind, sorry for submitting so many posts. Just saw this text in koz’s post:
"If you’re planning to overdub, then:
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Recording: [X] Overdub and deselect everything else."
That did the trick. Sorry about that again, thanks for the help. I’ll be sure to read more carefully next time.