Trying to record chat with a USB input.

I’m using Audacity 2.0.2 and I’m running Windows 7 x64 SP1 (just to get that out of the way.) and my friends and I have wanted to start recording “Let’s Plays” through Xbox. I’m trying to record the sound with a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm female converter (plugged into the controller) and then a 3.5mm male (plugged into converter) to usb 2.0 male converter plugged into a computer. The computer recognizes it, but nothing in audacity comes up for it. Please help.

It’s hard to believe that the game console has a Stereo Line-Out suitable for plugging into a recorder. So what did the 2.5mm originally do? Is that where you plug your headset or other game sound device? If it is, then you need to figure out which rings and connections on the plug actually have the show audio on them and which are the microphone.

Chances are even if you do figure that out, you will only be able to record everybody but you.

If the problem is just that the USB device isn’t there, restart Audacity with the USB connected.


Actually, this is a setup I got from a guy on YouTube. I forgot to mention that the USB cord is actually plugged into a 3.5mm to 3.5mm Y splitter, if that helps. But it works for him, but he uses a 3.5 male to 3.5 male cord, and said a usb should work too, and I have a different setup for my voice.