Audacity not recognizing USB cassette player

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kubaba
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Audacity not recognizing USB cassette player

Post by kubaba » Mon May 10, 2021 5:58 pm

Mac 10.15.7
Audacity 3.0.2

I have a Super USB Cassette Capture device plugged into a USB slot on my iMac. In Sound Preferences, the player is recognized, but in Audacity I cannot get it to "hear" the player. The device bar has all the correct info filled in. When I try to record the device info grays out. Normal? I cannot monitor the recording and there is no activity in the bar. And, of course, no recording.

billw58
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Re: Audacity not recognizing USB cassette player

Post by billw58 » Mon May 10, 2021 8:32 pm

First, make sure Audacity has permission to access the "microphone" (which includes any audio input device).

Second, these cheap cassette-to-USB devices are notorious for constantly dropping the USB connection on Mac. We've not seen anyone who has had success with them.

-- Bill

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