I’ve followed the guide here : http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/sample_workflow_for_lp_digitization.html#hf
I have absolutely no problem while in Windows 7, but as I less and less boot in Windows 7, it would sometimes imply booting into Windows 7 only to rip a vinyl record so I can put it somewhere to share
No matter what I do, reducing the sound in Pulse Audio…but that’s useless, didn’t work, and not surprisingly, as Audacity will only let me use ALSA, which is perfect ALSA> pulse and Audacious plays my music using ALSA not pulseaudio. But even after going into alsamixer…when I press F6 to change audio devices, if I pick the USB Audio Device which is the turntable it will tell me that it doesn’t have anything I change, I forgot the phrasing, but it’s basically, nope, no bars here.
Every record I play will go into the red zone, no matter what I do, in Windows it’s easy to tell the Recording device to keep it at a certain range. But finally after upgrading Kernel to a 4.x kernel, now the sound comes out when I play it from my turntable from my speakers.
There should be a simple option to just tell it to not record past -6db or some kind of line one could put on the playback bar (if that’s the wrong name, I mean the second bar, the one that I think catches what one plays when they press the Record button.
I’ve installed a bunch of plugins, well all of them, could it have something to do with it, not that I’m using many, but I’m about to use the Vinyl or such named plugin that makes whatever one records more vinyl-like…but I doubt I can change that.
By the way, lowering the sound in the Sound Preferences menu does nothing either in the Input menu, I can lower it completely and it won’t do a thing. Since 3 days now my hair is on fire, I got about 400 vinyls for free from my uncle who was into a lot of underground 80’s music, thrash, hardcore punk, indie rock, I got a trove and I can’t rip them correctly, at least now after the new kernel, I can have the sound come out my desktop’s stereo system, which is WAY better than the turntable’s. It’s not a bad turntable, but it’s the kind that can be fit into the “best kind for beginners”, cost me about 169 CAD. It’s not my dad’s Technics which he says he gives to me on his testament, but the guy is in shape other that the painkillers needed for his sciatica, these days 18 wheeler trucks barely have vibration inside the cabin and air pressure seats that feel like a massage, but when 20 years ago when I went around in rides with him (he’s a trucker if you didn’t get it by now) and my god those old MACKS trucks were a hazard if not buckled up). So yup, not about to get the 1984 grey Technics turntable.