I have MacOS Big Sur 11.5.2 and Audacity 3.0.4
I’ve connected my tape player to the USB port and when sound is playing and I record, it shows no sound coming through. It recognizes the USB connection and I have my mic slider all the way up. I even tried restarting Audacity with the connections still connected. Any ideas out there? See screenshot of what I have. I recorded with the tape playing full sound, straight line down the middle.
September 20, 2021, 10:00pm
What is the make and model of the tape player?
It’s a Victrola multiplayer VTA-270B(A). Cords are plugged into the RCA output in the back.
September 20, 2021, 10:44pm
Does that device have a USB output?
Does Audacity have permission to access the “microphone”? See:
If you go to Apple (menu) > System Preferences > Sound > Input and play a tape, does the input level meter bounce?
I just updated my MacBook Pro OS to 11.6 Big Sur, same issue. I took screenshots while playing the tape with your suggestions/questions.
It does not have a USB output. RCA output in back, miniplug for headphones, and miniplug for AUX input.
September 21, 2021, 12:48am
From the screen shot from Audio MIDI Setup we can see that “USBAudio2.0” device has
one audio input. It is probably meant for a microphone. It is not appropriate for recording a stereo source.
In your screen shot of Sound Preferences the input level meter shows zero, which indicates that no audio is getting into the Mac.
You many want to look into getting a Behringer UCA-202 or similar audio-to-USB device.
This is the cord I’m currently using:
I’ll look into your suggestion. Thanks again!
September 21, 2021, 2:12am
They are similar. The UFO has a line/phono switch.
The has a digital input. [u]UCA222[/u]