I was recording VO auditions using Audacity as I always do with my Blue Yeti mic hooked up to my computer. When I went to listen back to a recording, suddenly I wasn’t hearing any sound. When I go to “preferences” it’s showing that my Yeti is the main source for recording and playback. Any advice on how to solve or fix? I am SO not a computer/tech/sound engineer at all. I’d appreciate any help.
In Audacity preferences, in the Devices section, set the Playback device to what you would normally use to listen to playback (for example, your computer’s internal speakers).
Thanks Billw58, I did all of that. Nothing is working. I don’t know what’s going on. Maybe time to try and uninstall Audacity and reinstall it? Does Audacity have a chat option to speak to a tech? This is extremely frustrating, as I’m unable to audition or potentially book any jobs
Check to make sure the playback volume is turned up in Audacity. In recent versions of Audacity the playback volume slider is integrated with the playback meters.
Hey there, Playback meter/volume is fine. As soon as I start recording with my Yeti mic plugged in, the sound completely goes away. I can’t hear myself record but I’m seeing the blue waves, like it is recording. Starting yesterday, I started seeing a window that says:
“Recorded audio was lost at the label location. Possible causes: Other applications are competing with Audacity for processor time. You are saving to directly to a slow external storage device.” I have a MacBook Air, fairly new. OS Monterey. I’ve restarted the computer, closed out all apps. I’m starting to think Audacity is a piece of garbage. I’ve lost so much time an opportunities, going on a week now!
Let’s back up and determine where the playback problem is coming from.
Open a previous project and hit play. Do you hear the playback? How are you listening, with headphones plugged into the Yeti, headphones plugged into the Macbook, or using the Macbook speakers?
All fixed! My hubby was able to fix some settings in my MAC and now Audacity is working just fine. Thanks for your help!
Could you share with us what you did to fix it? It might help someone else.
He went into System Preferences on the computer, clicked on Sound and adjusted the playback volume setting. It was all the way down. I’m able to record using Audacity and my Yeti Mic. However, I still cannot hear myself, while recording, through my headphones/mic which are all connected to the computer. I have to have one of the headphones off of one ear to listen to myself. The playback comes through perfectly fine, though. It’s very strange how everything changed all of sudden one week ago. All settings, volume, settings, etc are where they should be. As long as I can continue to audition and record, I’m fine to use everything as is right now.
Thanks for you help!
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