My prime aim is to transfer all of my Vinyls onto CD.A simple task,so I thought.I have a mbeat (brand) USB Turntable recorder.
I have tried to follow the instructions offered on Downloading Audacity but am having absolutely no success in recording or having anything to play back.
I am becoming frustrated at my lack of success.

This stuff can get frustrating…

I would guess that you need to switch the input/recording from your regular soundcard to the USB turntable. [u]This page[/u] may help.

Can you hear the turntable through your computer? Windows has separate recording & playback “mixers”, so you don’t always hear exactly what you’re recording, but it’s sometimes helpful to know if anything is working at all…

With a USB turntable, the digital signal input bypasses your saoundcard an goes to th databus & harddrive. The output (monitoring & playback) comes out of your soundcard as usual.

After you get it working… If you’re interested in “cleaning up” the digitized recording to remove the vinyl “snap”, “crackle”, and “pop”, [u]this page[/u] has a TON of information and several sofware recommendations. (Audacity includes a Click Removal filter you can try too.) I use a program called [u]Wave Repair[/u] ($30 USD) in the “manual mode” and it does an amazing job of removing most clicks & pops, and it doesn’t touch the audio except where you identify a defect. But, it usually takes me a full-weekend to fix-up an LP recording. There are more-automated applications.