Use Audacity as amplifier

Happy New Year!

Is it possible to record and output an audio signal at the same time?

I got an mic which I can plugin through USB and a small speaker attached to the audio output.

It works fine to record the signal and play it back later, but how could I send it to the speaker simultaniously?

I prefer to use Audacity for this, in order to record the signal at the same time.

If I can’t do this with Audacity, is there another way?

Thanks in advance for your kind help.

Frank

PS: I am using version 2.3.0 with Windows 10, a t.bone MB88U mic and a Sony SRC-XB31 Extra Bass speaker

There is always latency (delay) through the computer and sometimes it can be a problem for real-time monitoring/performance.

Some “podcast” microphones have a headphone jack for direct zero-latency monitoring. You can plug powered computer-speakers into the headphone jack.

If you enable [u]Listen To This Device[/u] you can hear the microphone without Audacity (or any other application) running.

Or in Audacity you can enable [u]Software Playthrougn[/u].

Thanks a bunch. That works for me.