54. Why is my recorded audio (wave) track empty?

Most likely, your Windows Recording Control is not set up properly. To set it up properly, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Audio | Record Audio
  2. In the 'Record Audio' dialog, press the [Set Recording Properties] button. This should bring up the Windows Record Control Panel.
  3. Select or mute the device(s) you wish or don't wish to record from. ie: If you want to record from the Line in only, make certain just Line in is selected, or all the other devices are muted.

It's also possible that you don't have the correct audio driver selected. With Band-in-a-Box® 2010 or higher, there are two places you can choose your audio drivers, assuming you are using the MME audio driver type:

  • In Band-in-a-Box®: Opt. | Preferences | Audio | [Drivers].

  • In the Windows Control Panel: Multimedia (Win 98/ME), Sounds and Multimedia (Win 2000), or Sounds and Audio Devices (Win XP), in the Audio section. On Win Vista/7, Control Panel | Sounds.

Note that Band-in-a-Box® versions 2004 and earlier did not have the option of selecting your audio driver from within the program, audio drivers had to be selected from within Windows.

In Band-in-a-Box®, if you have "Microsoft Sound Mapper" selected as your audio driver, Band-in-a-Box® will use whatever is selected in the Windows Control Panel. If you have a driver *other* than the Microsoft Sound Mapper selected, Band-in-a-Box® will use that driver.

Note: You will need to restart Band-in-a-Box® if you change the audio driver in Windows.

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