If you are having problems with the Audacity microphone setup then you would also try to disable audio enhancements. Then try to setup the audio again. You can see this under Audacity audio problems as well as Audacity error codes. Note that the original explanation for the audio is the Audacity recording on microphone and common Audacity problems. Read below as to how to disable the audio enhancements.
Disable Audio Enhancements
If you don’t see a signal when you test the microphone, you may have a problem with your device’s audio enhancements (APOs). This is how to disable you audio enhancements in Windows.
- Firstly select Additional device properties from the Device Properties panel. (Start > Settings > System > Sound > Select your microphone from the dropdown under Input > Device Properties >Additional device properties)
- Then depending on your manufacturer, the setting to disable enhancements will either be on the Enhancements tab, or the Advanced tab.
- On the Enhancements tab, select either the Disable all enhancements or the Disable all sound effects check box (depending on which option you see), and then select OK.
- If you don’t see the setting there, select the Advanced tab, and look for the setting, Enable audio enhancements. If the manufacturer located the setting here, uncheck the box to disable enhancements.
- If you have more than one audio input device, repeat these steps for each device and then test your microphone.