I am trying to record a vinyl using a U-Phono Behringer UFO202. However, when recording there are large gaps of silence throughout. I have returned my first device and received a new different make and the problem has continued. I have checked all of the cords which are in working order and it is able to record from the microphone on my computer. The problem arises when I use the Phono as the recording device. I have attached screenshots which show the settings and gaps. I have previously used a Phono with success and am going mad trying to figure out why this is happening. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It’s usually related to multitasking. It could be another application, a background process, or driver, interrupting and “hogging” the system.
The operating system is ALWAYS multitasking even if you are only running one application. So there are recording & playback buffers (like storage tanks) so the audio data can flow in and out at a smooth-constant rate. If something hogs the system too long while recording you get buffer overflow and a glitch or gap in the recording. Whatever is hogging the system doesn’t have to be using a lot of total CPU time, it just as to hog it for a few milliseconds too long.
If you were recording one of those weird (Beatles) records where everything is hard-panned, no crossover, then you could get long intervals of silence if you were (accidentally) only recording one channel.