Monitor locked in loop

After I got the program set up, I recorded one track from LP successfully. However, on the second track, less than a minute in, the monitor started playing and repeating a roughly 1/2 second loop from that track. Now, when I try to turn on the monitor, it keeps playing that loop. I’ve tried opening a new project, quitting and reopening the program, but that loop is caught in the monitor somehow.

If you have not already done so, I recommend you download the current 2.1.2 version of Audacity from

If the problem persists, please tell us exactly how you are recording the LPs. Are you using a USB turntable or USB phono pre-amp? If so, please give the make and model number of the device.

If it is a USB device, disconnecting and reconnecting it from the computer might help. You might also need to go to Audacity > Preferences…, Recording section and make “Audio to buffer” much lower.