I'm using a Samson Q1U USB mic and Audacity to record myself speaking.
It works, but I have some "phase shifting" problems, as detailed here.
In an effort to eliminate the "phase shift," I've experimented with various settings, and when I have the Preferences > Device setting in Audacity set up like so:
...it records, but I still have a bit of that "wavy gravy" effect.
You would think that selecting my mic as the Recording Device there, like so:
...would work better, but actually no sound is recorded at all.
Why would it offer to use my mic brand and model to record with, and then not recognize it?
NOTE: I was using Audacity 2.1.2; upgraded just now to 2.1.3, and that makes no difference (not that I was expecting it to, but just in case...)