Initial Setup

I recently upgraded my computer system and installed Audacity 2.0.5. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. My sound settings are MME, Headset Earphone, Headset Microphone and 2 (Stereo) Input. My input is coming from a USB Turntable (ION TTUSB). When I start the input process, there is nothing coming into Audacity and I cannot hear anything in the headphones either. To check the input, I also downloaded EZ Vinyl Converter and I can record and hear the input via that program but that program does not allow any manipulation of the recording; i.e. cleaning hiss and pop, etc.

What am I missing? I had Audacity on my old computer and had no problems with this part of the process. Did I forget to do something???

An advice would be greatly appreciated. I have a ton of LPs to convert. :question:

You need to set the recording input to the USB option. If there is no USB option for the recording input, open the “Transport” menu and click on “Rescan Audio Devices”. If you ensure that the USB device is connected before you launch Audacity, then Audacity should be able to “see” the device without the need to rescan.

Thanks Steve for the suggestion. I could not find a USB option so I did run the Rescan option in the Transport menu without success. I know that the connection between the turntable and the computer is OK because I can hear everything via the EZ Vinyl Converter software. Any other thoughts out there??

Steve’s answer was correct. To record from the turntable, Audacity must be able to see the USB Audio CODEC input in the third box of Device Toolbar .

Right-click over the speaker icon by the system clock, then choose “Recording Devices”. Do you see the USB Audio CODEC for the turntable there?

If not, follow the steps in the green box “Detecting USB and Firewire Devices” at Audacity Manual .

If EZ allows you to save a WAV you can always import the WAV into Audacity for editing though I suspect it is not recording the turntable directly.