I currently dislike computer recording,. (I know, I know,… get with the times…) Well, I am trying to.
Put me in a room with an SSL or a NeveV, a couple of Studer 24s, and a wall of outboard processing and I would feel right at home. Unfortunately, I don’t think that kind of room even exists anymore, … so to say I am a little outdated is a gross understatement.
What I am trying to do, and seem to be having a rather difficult time accomplishing is the following:
Using windows xp with pack 3. I wish to record what I hear out of my laptop speakers. Having read the manual for Audacity, I learned that using the internal sound card (a sigma tel ) would prove impossible because it would NOT allow me to select “sigma tel” in the input device drop down window of Audacity.
So I purchased a little Behringer usb 1204 to utilize it’s sound card. All drivers are installed. USB is connected, and the Behringer shows up on both the input device drop down menu and the output device drop down menu.
So, what is happening: I seem to be able to get audio TO the 1204 ( I still can’t figure out exactly what configuration is allowing this as I can find no consistencies in set up), BUT I don’t seem to be able to get audio either back to Audacity ( there is no signal level in the metering) and I can’t hear anything coming out of my laptop speakers.
Again, the goal is to hear a sound being played on the internet, and record it, through the 1204, and hear it on the laptop speakers.
Question: Does anyone think they know WHAT I am doing wrong? I have tried many different setting combinations (Audacity input, Audacity output, laptop sound playback, laptop sound recording) and nothing seems to work.
Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks,…