Hi guys, hope you don't mind that I 'steal' this thread
I'm using Audacity V 1.3.7 to record my vinyl through the recording channel of my Xone:92 mixer to my Audio8 soundcard. I have set the volume in my mixer to -3/+3 dB and have maxed out my soundcard (recording) volume both in the Vista sound settings and within Audacity.
In the previous Audacity version that I ran, V 1.2.6, this produced fine recording output. I got a good waveform and proper sound dynamics. However, this version continually crashed in Vista.
My present Audacity version never crashes and is a great improvement in terms of usability and interface. However, my recording volume remains low, whatever I do. The result is a relatively flat waveform and lacking sound dynamics.
If I record through Traktor Pro, I get a good recording. Therefore, I conclude that my hardware setup is not the issue, but that it is directly related to my present Audacity version.