echo when recording

any ideas why i cant record a vinyl mix from mixer to laptop without the speakers picking up me and my talking and breathing like a microphone?

Make sure you are recording your mixer or mixer connection only and not Stereo-Mix or What-U-Hear or any of those other services people use to record Internet music.

Another name for those services is “everything playing on the computer.” That can include your microphone.

How did you connect your mixer? Almost no newer Windows laptops have natural provision to record stereo.

Koz

ah ok thanks for reply. im running from record outon the back of mixer to the headphone input. im sure this was how i used to do it years ago. The laptop is newish but its a cheap one - would that make a difference? or other suggestions on how i can record my mixes?

im sure this was how i used to do it years ago.

Perfectly correct. Years ago, some laptops had stereo recording connections. Not any more.

That’s a Behringer UCA-202. It’s a good stereo USB interface device. I have two. It works both directions if you need to supply a connection to a large music system or other device.

And yes, that is the Tape-Out of my mixer.

The illustration shows the headphone connection, too. The UCA-202 supports zero-latency (delay) musical overdubbing if you want to perform a multi-part show by yourself.

Koz

i used my sisters Mac and it worked fine. still ordered a Berlinger ufo202 though.

one more question - any ideas why when i play my recording back it starts to crackle after 3 mins?

Thanks

Lee

i used my sisters Mac and it worked fine.

It would work in my Mac, too. It has a stereo line-in.

Koz

any ideas why when i play my recording back it starts to crackle after 3 mins?

On the Windows machine, right?

It starts up in the same time each listening pass, right? It always sounds the same, so it’s burned into the show?

That might be an Audacity 2.1.2 thing.

Koz