I have a Behringer UCA-202 USB interface (a kind of sound card) to record an audio signal from an external audio source, which is connected with it’s USB cable to a Windows 10 laptop. The analogue audio source is connected via a stereo audiocable to the UCA-202.
The UCA-202 does not require any software to install.
When I have Audacity (v 3.2.1) running and I click on the Audio setting button (with the Speaker Icon) and select Recorder, do I have to see the UCA-202 or anything else in the list from which I can choose the UCA-202 as the input source to record from?
I like to avoid that Audacity is also recording passing systemsounds etc.
It is true that when I have connected the USB cable from the UCA-202 to the laptop that I see green moving bars on the recorder level meter (the one with the microphone icon) during a recording.
But these bars are very short (-54 … -42 dB) although the sound of the external audio source is high enough.
I see also a very small rectangular icon in this level meter. Is this icon used perhaps to let increase the recording level?