I have done this easily years ago with Audacity installed to edit before burning CDs. I assume I must load Audacity and then set the tape player running?
I still have mess of cables to connect Hi Fi to a Maplin preamplifier, then onwards to line in on the PC
Result ------- absolutely nothing! Not even a crackle or buzz.
Having done it satisfactorily years ago, I feel a right plonker not being able to do it this time.
The Pre-amp has scarcely a finger mark and all have been stowed in the original box between times.
Could the pre-amp be dead? or have I failed to choose what to plug in and where? The power supply to the Pre-amp is OK
here goes,this is in win7 but it applies vista.
go to control hardware & sound-open change sound system-click on the recording tab-right click and tick show show disabled devices-click on stereo mix-just click your way out,hope that helps.
All the info is most helpful.
The new Audacity is a big development on the old version, but for the present just makes it necessary to concentrate on the good help now available rather than just crash about.
Have now a good signal from the headphone outlet and run the hardware check on the PC's capability.
I have yet to find a ticked box or a procedure which will make Audacity take notice, or to record anything at all which is available though the integrated Realtek and Foxconn MB.
Should be doing other things, but a son is calling later anyway and though he like me hasn't done this for ages, is likely to bring the right answer. forom a bran which still has more grey cells than mine.
None so blind as WILL not see.
All rigged up with a radio programme recording
With Audacity loaded, clicked on the record button, then one click to the play button just for fun.
Almost deafened by the response!
It was her first Secondary School Concert last Thursday and youngest grandchild played (with piano accompanist) her soprano sax and "Somewhere over the Rainbow."
The old pocketable recorder did us proud and now I can present her with a CD.
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