Concerning loosing sound when you plug in your Audio Technica mike.
One solution would be to set your screen reader to use your H600 USB
headset, rather than your default device.
Once you have your headset and the Audio Technica mike both plugged in, and
can still hear what's going on, if you then set your H600 to be the default
for output, then I think that you should be able to set your screen reader
back to using the default device if you wished to do so.
Like Andrew, I'm baffled by Audacity not using the microphone which is set
Which Audio Technica ATR microphone are you using? I'm aware of the atr2100
and the atr2500.
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 at 16:30, Rich De Steno <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I am beginning to do my multitrack song recordings on my new Windows 10
laptop with version 2.3.3, but am encountering some problems. I am
using my usual Audio Technica ATR USB microphone, or trying to anyway.
Here are the main issues right now:
1. When I plug the microphone into the USB port even before loading
Audacity, my sound cuts off completely, which it never did in the prior
setup, where I was also using version 2.3.3. Since I cannot hear what
is going on, it is difficult to determine the cause of this. I assume
the computer is somehow confusing this microphone with my Logitech H600
2. If I happen not to have the above problem on a given occasion, and
the Audio Technica does not cut off the sound, I proceed to load
Audacity. I then do what I always have done and set the input for the
Audio Technica, which appears to be a successful move. However, when I
actually begin to record, it is my laptop's built-in mike that is
actually recording, which I never had happen before. In short, the
Audacity input is clearly set for the Audio Technica, but the recording
is actually through the built-in mike.
3. I am able to get around the above problem by laboriously going into
my laptop's Windows sound system settings and manually setting the
recording device to the Audio Technica. After all this, I am able to
record with the Audio Technica, but I cannot get the input volume up to
an acceptable level. Even increasing the record level to 100 in
Preferences, it is still too low. Again, I never had this problem on my
old laptop. The recording level is not acceptable at this low level.
In summary, I used to be able to plug in the Audio Technica, load
Audacity, select the Audio Technica as the input, and proceed to record
with excellent results. Now, none of this works right. Any suggestions
on what to do now?
Rich De Steno
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