Newby - Help please

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Windows.
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Please state which version of Windows you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Help menu > About Audacity".


Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
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Steve Blue
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Newby - Help please

Post by Steve Blue » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:42 pm

Hi there. I have just purchased a Reshow to transfer my tape cassettes to a laptop so I can put on my ipod.
I followed all the instructions in the Reshow manual and connected the Reshow via USB to the laptop and launched Audacity however Audacity didn't record the cassette song. It recorded me humming along to the tune together with my background noise.
What am I doing wrong?
Probably something stupid :-)

DVDdoug
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Re: Newby - Help please

Post by DVDdoug » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:40 pm

It recorded me humming along to the tune together with my background noise.
You need to select the USB device as your Recording Device. Apparently you are recording the microphone built into your laptop. ;)

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Re: Newby - Help please

Post by Steve Blue » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:52 pm

Thank you very much :)

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