Monday, 8 March 2010

Audacity : Recording from a sound card in Vista

  • Download and install Virtual Audio Cable (not freeware) - confirm when prompted
  • Taskbar -> Go to the playback devices (right-click the speaker icon) - Select the 'Playback' tab.
  • There will be a new option named 'Line 1' or 'VAC 1' etc
  • Make that 'Line 1' Default (button)
  • Close all programs (specially programs that have sound - itunes, realplayer, windows media player)
  • Then, run the program Audio Repeater (Included in the VAC install use start->all programs)
  • Set 'Wave in' to 'Line 1'
  • Set 'Wave out' to "SPEAKER" (or your computer's original default selection)
  • After this, click 'Start' tab below.
  • Then, turn on any music on the computer you should hear the sound from your speaker.
  • Right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar-> recording devices -> 'Recording' tab -> make 'Line 1' Default
  • Run Audacity -> Edit -> Preferences -> Audio I/O tab -> See 'Recording' and make 'device' into 'Line 1'