Configuring Windows Audio Devices
Figure 14-8. Recording device picker on Windows XP—don’t choose Microsoft Sound Mapper
The ancestral Windows MME sound system, which as we already discussed is old, slow, and limited, appears in Audacity as MME: Microsoft Sound Mapper (see Figure 14-8). If you select this as your recording device, you’ll get whatever is set as the default recording device in the Sound control panel. Don’t choose this for your recording device—select the exact driver for your device. The correct choices for my system are the MobilePre and the onboard SoundMAX audio chipset.
The Control Panel > Sound control panel includes mixer panels ...