signal recorded,can't hear audio on record or playback


I just installed this version 2.1.0 on Windows 7, and it downloaded and recorded my test track without a hitch. However, I have signal both when I record, and on playback. I just can’t hear anything. All settings are as recommended, and I have run audio through the system to make sure everything is working properly. Sooooo … What the heck am I missing??

Thank You In Advance For Your Response,


You have to insure that Audacity is playing to something you can actually hear. It’s not unusual for Windows to try to send sound out to a USB microphone. No, that doesn’t work very well.

Use the Audacity Toolbar to set the playback device (Soundcard? Other?)

Let us know if that worked. There are other more exotic problems that can cause this.