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New & already stumped!

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 9:01 am
by MKinge
Hiya :D , Im new here :help: , Ive been looking over the technicalities involved & I am already running for the hills... i have an aspire 3 Laptop with headphone + mic setup... with no idea how to configure them to the audacity program i just downloaded... Im super nervy about these things... any laymans terms would be truly appreciated right now... it doesnt appear to work. i can record but without peaks & troughs just miniscule blips... By the way, my name is Michelle I'm from Surrey in the Uk :D

Re: New & already stumped!

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 9:06 am
by TriciaG
Welcome!

Does this wiki page help? https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3

Regarding the small blips: make sure the microphone you have is selected, and move the mic slider up. If this doesn't bring it up enough, then you'll have to change your mic input in your operating system. Are you on Win 10?

Re: New & already stumped!

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 9:11 am
by MKinge
Yes Im on windows 10 & i will indeed try isolating the mic, thank you. here goes.... :shock: :lol:

Re: New & already stumped!

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 10:08 am
by philchenevert
I will suggest in addition, this video https://youtu.be/l00VDvGTieg
It may or may not help but please please don't give up. I know it is confusing and a lot of stuff but you will work your way through it and be recording very soon. You're already way ahead of the curve having Audacity intalled and looking at an audio track. Keep asking questions! :thumbs:

Re: New & already stumped!

Posted: May 9th, 2021, 6:09 am
by MKinge
Thank you Phil that video looks super helpful! :clap: Appreciate it! :thumbs: