Yesterday I downloaded Audacity 2.3.2 on my pc with Windows 10. The two songs I recorded worked fine on my iPhone after I transferred them from the pc to iTunes. Today when I tried to record, the screen just had one flat line and made a lot of weird noises. While I was recording, I was listening to the cassette and it sounded fine. What can I do to make it record properly?
What are you trying to record? The iPhone? The Cassette? How is the hardware connected to the computer? Or, are you trying to record using the computer’s built-in microphone?
I really don’t understand this stuff. I’m using the USB connection cord that came with the cassette converter device I bought on Amazon. I’m trying to record music from a cassette to my pc. I followed directions as I understood them. I hit the record button for a song, but while it was recording all I heard were screechy noises and the screen just had a straight line across the screen but I kept it going for the entire song. I listened to the song on the cassette via headphones while it was attempting to record and the cassette played the song just fine. I then went to File>Export to save the song as MP3 to my pc. I opened the song in iTunes and transferred it to my iPhone. When I tried to listen to the recorded song, it just had the weird noises. The day before I was able to listen to the two songs I recorded. After that happened yesterday, I uninstalled Audacity and reinstalled it and tried again, but the same thing happened again.
I’m using the USB connection cord that came with the cassette converter device I bought on Amazon. I’m trying to record music from a cassette to my pc.
Good! Make sure to select the USB device as your [u]Recording Device[/u]. Typically, it will say “USB CODEC” or something like that. Plug-in the USB connection before starting Audacity, or it may not show-up.
…There are other setting combinations that can create a feedback loop, resulting in squeal, echoes, or other nasty effects. But, that shouldn’t happen if you select “USB…” as your recording device.