On Device Toolbar-Recording- I can only get Microsoft Mapper & Microphone (Realtek). I can no longer get Stereo Mix, although I have on some past recording sessions been able to get Stereo Mix and successfully record many vinyl recordings from my stereo gramophone using a USB cable to my PC. How can I solve this problem? I’m using Audacity 2.1.2 and Windows 10.
#1 Have a look in Audacity preferences, Devices, for stereo-Mix, or its equivalent …
If you’ve seen Stereo-Mix on your machine before, and it’s not visible in Audacity preferences,
have a look in windows recording devices, to make Stereo-Mix visible & enable it …
although I have on some past recording sessions been able to get Stereo Mix and successfully record many vinyl recordings from my stereo gramophone using a USB cable to my PC.
You should be able to select your USB turntable as your recording device. (You don’t need Stereo Mix or WASAPI Loopback.)
Stereo Mix and WASAPI Loopback are for recording the sound going out to your speakers. It’s normally used for recording streaming audio.
Thanks enormously for your advice guys.Problem is now solved by using Microsoft Direct Sound. My reading of the Manual suggested I should only use MME so I hadn’t tried Direct Sound.
MME is the oldest and most compatible of the hosts. The Manual does not suggest to only ever use MME.
I think your problem may be different, which is that Audacity does not automatically see USB audio devices that you connect after Audacity is already running. If you do that, use Transport > Rescan Audio Devices at the top of Audacity.