Help with recording from USB Turntable

I’m using windows 8.1 and have audacity 2.2.0.
When I record from the turntable, the pause button on the control toolbar is jumping in and out giving very stilted results with recording and on playback. This also happen when I tried using a USB mic. Can anyone help with this issue.

That’s weird! The pausing during playback is especially weird!

Did you select the USB turntable as your [u]Recording Device[/u]? (WASAPI Loopback can sometimes “act like” sound activated recording, but loopback is normally only be used for recording streaming/internet audio.)

And make sure that [u]Sound Activated Recording[/u] is turned off (but it’s unlikely that it was turned-on by accident).

Thanks doug, your suggestion worked fine. Cheers graeme