Audacity Music Software ... little problem

Does anyone know how I can record from tape to audacity? I have the lead connected etc & it does work, the problem is the sound is too loud... im not sure if there’s a setting I need to adjust to transfer from tape to mp3.

Audacity 2.0.5
Windows 8

My guess is that you have connected the tape to a microphone input on the computer.
Microphones produce a much smaller signal than a tape machine, so a tape machine will overload a microphone input. Also, mic inputs are usually mono.

You need to plug into a “line level” input.
See this article in the manual for more information: