Long time listener, first time caller.
I use Audacity to record vinyl LPs to digital files, through a USB-equipped turntable. Recently I noticed some odd behavior - when I start recording, the level is unusually low. (My input level is all the way up, both in Audacity and in my Windows device settings) And a simple “Amplify” operation doesn’t seem to fix it; the sound is a bit…not sure how to describe it…thin. Very little bass.
Here’s where it gets weird: if I stop and restart recording - literally just pressing the stop button, then the record button a second later - the level jumps up to where I’d expect it to be. The discontinuity in my attached screenshot shows such an event; there was no significant change in the volume of the actual song at this point, but the recording level in Audacity jumped significantly upon clicking stop/record.
Happening with Audacity 3.0.5, but I replicated it with an older 2.x.x install as well.
This is happening only on my new (Dell, Windows 10, USB-C) laptop, so I suspect it must be some device setting I’m not aware of or a problem with a device driver, but I can’t put my finger on it. It works properly on my older (Dell, Windows 10, USB-A) laptop, with the same version of Audacity installed.
Has anyone observed similar behavior and know how to fix it?