My internal sound card died and I found a good deal on a USB sound card. It works great, but audacity will not record from it. I used the “preferences” menu and selected “USB Audio Device” under both playback and recording, and that is what shows in the dropdown bar in audacity as well. Does anybody have any idea of what I’m missing??? It’s got to be some stupid oversight on my part, but I can’t figure it out.
Side note:my USB sound card is identified as device 1 under “devices” in the “help” menu, so Audacity knows it’s there.
This is not a mic problem- since I don’t use one. I’ve been trying to copy a podcast I heard. The podcast plays fine, but Audacity doesn’t “hear” it. I have it set for USB sound card, but it just doesn’t work.
This can be tricky because normally you record from the ANALOG sound coming INTO the soundcard, but in this case you’re trying to capture what’s coming OUT (or what’s going-in digitally). It depends on your version of Windows and your drivers.
Since you have two soundcards, be sure to select the one the sound is coming out of so you’re tapping-into the correct drivers.
I used the “preferences” menu and selected “USB Audio Device”
That would probably work if you plug a mic to the USB soundcard. But, now we know you’ don’t want to do that.