When I press record, sometimes Audacity starts scrolling straight away so I get the start of recordings, other times I press record and it does nothing until I start to play what I want to record and it misses the first note. How do I get it to always scroll when recording so as not to miss the first note?
Hi Steve, thanks for the reply and yes your assumptions are correct, I’m using Windows 10 with WASAPI loopback, unfortunately your possible solution doesn’t work as at step 3 it still needs an active audio stream and still misses the start at step 4.
I was hoping there would be a setting somewhere that doesn’t always need an active audio stream to start recording. It’s strange that it works without an active audio stream for about 10-20% of recordings and requires an active audio stream most of the time
For me the option to “Listen to this device” was buried a bit deeper in the Sound control panel. For me it was "Recording tab/enable Stereo Mix/ Properties/Listen tab and then I could select Listen to this device