Was using Audacity 2.3.2 on my Windows 7 Home Premium with my Audio-Technica LP60XUSB for awhile with great results (after doing all the setup procedure in the Audacity Manual, ie:- Control Panel -Sound - Recording Tab - USB AUDIO CODEC - Properties etc). Then when I opened Audacity I picked my LP60XUSB from the dropdown list and started recording. Bingo, worked a treat. Now my problem is I have upgraded my Turntable to the far better Audio-Technica LP120XUSB and no matter what I do I cannot get Audacity to record a single note. I have uninstalled Audacity several times and reinstalled, I have tried resetting all things in the Control Panel but nothing works… Please help, Thank You.
Make sure the Line/Phono switch on the turntable is set to Line.
If that doesn’t help, does the old turntable still work? Does that analog line-output work (plugged into your stereo or TV, etc.)? Have you tried a different USB cable?
Thanks DVDdoug for quick reply.
Sorry I should have said the Turntable is connected to an ONKYO TX8250 Amplifier so the switch on the Turntable needs to be on Phono. If I switch to Line the sound is massively distorted and loud. I did try to record with the switch on Line and although it did record you need to crank the volume up to max on playback and the recording quality was terrible.
And for further info I do not have the old turntable and I have tried changing the USB cable (for the original one I was using) but nothing worked.
Nothing happening in the recording section on the speakers as you described !
I do not have the old turntable
You made this whole thing a lot more difficult.
Connect the USB cable and go into the Windows task bar (bottom of screen). Right-click on the little speaker icon…
…and go into the recording panels. You should be able to find your turntable (or whatever new name the connection has) and see the sound meter bounce when you play a record. If it doesn’t bounce or only give you the smallest possible shiver, then the turntable may be broken.
This is where you plug the old one in and see if it’s still working.
Audacity gets its sound from Windows, not from the turntable. If the Windows control panels show no activity, then the turntable is very probably broken.
I went through the turntable instructions and I don’t see a USB Activity Light that many USB devices have. So that’s one diagnostic tool we don’t have.
Turntable is connected to an ONKYO TX8250 Amplifier so the switch on the Turntable needs to be on Phono. If I switch to Line the sound is massively distorted and loud.
But, did that fix the USB port? Your 1st post implied that you were using USB port… The user manual says you should set it to line when using the USB port.
If that’s the problem, you should be able to use a “tape” or “aux” input on your Onkyo (perhaps temporarily while you’re digitizing).
The user manual says you should set it to line when using the USB port.
I couldn’t find that in the instructions.
Thanks for your help with this but I’m pretty certain it’s an issue with Audacity and the PC not communicating with each other correctly in order to record. Maybe an issue with a conflict somewhere. The Turntable will record as I said when the switch is on Line but the quality is horrendous. This to me indicates the Turntable is working and it’s the PC and/or Audacity that isn’t.
Access to the rear of the Turntable and the Amp is virtually impossible to keep switching from Line to Phono or swapping cables from Phono to AUX or Tape again is impossible as both ports are being used by a Tape deck and an Aux device (ipod Docking Station).
Just a quick update and word of thanks to all who responded. After a bit of tinkering about with my system and settings I have managed to get it working. Cheers all…Sorted