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How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else?

For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the similar) In Windows Record internal sound


I installed pavucontrol but in record tab it does not show Monitor of <your soundcard>

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@Takkat: i followed the answer, but it does not work, cause in my EDIT you can see i do not have similar like in the ANSWER was showing. –  YumYumYum Feb 1 '13 at 7:52
@Takkat: YEs 1) i started Audacity 2) After that i started the pavucontrol but same. Record tab on Pavucontrol always shows like i have shown in my EDIT. –  YumYumYum Feb 1 '13 at 11:41
YES - it works doing something with Configuration tab. Thank you. Also strange the recording tab shows only when Audacity is in live Record mode. But not before idle mode. –  YumYumYum Feb 1 '13 at 12:20

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To define the recording source for any recording application we may install pavucontrol Install pavucontrol.

As soon as we record any audio stream the name of the recording application and the source from where it records will be shown in the Recording tab. We then may be able to change the source to Monitor of <your soundcard> to record the output of our soundcard:

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We may have to choose another audio profile in addition. This can be done from the "Configuration"-tab of pavucontrol, e.g. a "Duplex" sound profile for output of the microphone to our local audio sink:

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You may have to select Analog Stereo Input (unplugged) in PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol), in order to make it work.

This was the only way I was able to record audio after trying everything else I could find on recording audio from the sound card. Unfortunately you can't listen to the output at the same time with this setting.

Also see screenshot:

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