Did you record with a USB microphone? If so, try unplugging the microphone from your computer.
Sometimes, when you plug a USB microphone into a computer, the computer switches both recording input and playback output to the USB rather than your speakers.
Steve - I am recording with a cheapy 1/8" in desktop mic.
I did actually try unplugging it. But that didn't seem to make a difference on the playback. Like I say, if I pull the narration track to Soundtrack or Audio 2 channels, it plays back fine. Just can't figure out why I can hear nothing when it is left in the Narration track where it was first recorded.
Just to confirm, are you saying that all other audio tracks play fine EXCEPT the narration track?
And that, if you move the narration clip to another track, it plays fine?
...... Like I say, if I pull the narration track to Soundtrack or Audio 2 channels, it plays back fine. Just can't figure out why I can hear nothing when it is left in the Narration track where it was first recorded.
There used to be an active participant here named Bill Hunt. He answered a few questions like this with the suggestion that the Narration track be moved to a different audio track. It was never explained why that fixed the issue, but it did.
That is correct, Steve. I record the narration. I can see it in the narration track, but can't gear it on playback. When I move that audio track from Narration to Soundtrack or Audio 2, it miraculously plays.
Are you sure you haven't muted the narration track?
One way to test this is to open a new project, record narration to the narration track and see if it plays back.