Hi, there could be quite a few reasons for this. First, make sure the microphone is plugged into the mic socket (not line in) and mic is selected from the dropdown list in the top-right of the screen in Audacity. Then check the volume of the microphone in the volume control / mixer for your operating system. In Windows XP, you need to choose 'Options' then 'Properties' in the mixer, then choose 'Recording' instead of 'Playback' (also make sure the microphone is selected in the list below) to control the recording volume of the microphone rather than its volume coming out of the speakers. Then you need to check the volume isn't turned down and it isn't muted.

I hope that's useful

Susan Daniels wrote:
Hello, everyone
I am trying to record an interview with someone.  I am using Audacity.  I click on record and the needle moves left to right.  However, it is not recording.
I have struggled with this for 3 or 4 days. Can you guys give me some suggestions?

Susan Daniels
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