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Audacity - I need help!


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Giggleheimer

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Hi,

I use Audacity to record simple demos and whatnot on my guitar whenever I come up with something worth recording (adding synths, recording bass over it, using a drum machine program, you get the idea!).
I use a two way cable with a different jack on one end to plug the guitar right into the microphone port of the computer (the pink one, right? :blink: ) and then set it to record from Mono Out or Wave Out (or whatever one works - I can't tell right now, I'm on a different computer :whistling: )
However, while recording is in progress, I can't hear the guitar through the speakers, so it's hard to tell how it's turning out, I just have to kind of hope for the best. But when I was recording at my friend's house using the same program, the guitar roared through the speakers nicely so I could tell exactly how the various effects were sounding etc.

Are there any Audacity users out there or anyone at all that could help me? I just want the sound to play through the speakers while I record.

Edited by Giggleheimer, 18 January 2007 - 03:57 AM.

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Don't do live recording but have done in the past. I think the feature you want is called 'monitoring' (in this context it means listening to the actual recording in real time through the speakers that will be used for playback).

I think that option will be in your recording software settings somewhere (ie in Audacity's options or preferences). You are looking for something along the lines of "monitor recording" or "enable monitoring".

I've looked all over Windows own sound settings and the soundcards own settings and there's nothing to enable monitoring so it must surely be in Audacity's settings if your friend is doing it.
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OK, when I get home later I'll give it a try, thanks! :whistling:
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