My AT-LP120XUSB turntable is not recognized by Audacity

For the life of me, I can’t seem to get Audacity to recognize my Audio-technica AT-LP120XUSB turntable. I’ve searched this forum and looked online and nothing seems to work.

I’ve got the turntable switch in Line mode and have configured the preferences for Audacity from directions I found online. Any suggestions on how to remedy the situation are greatly appreciated.

BTW - I’ve tried this both on a laptop with windows 10 home and a desktop with windows 11 pro.

Does windows see it? If Windows can find it, Audacity can usually find it. (And these things don’t need any special drivers. They are class compliant so they use the drivers that come with the operating system.)

And if Windows finds it, check your security settings (for the USB device, not the microphone).

Thank you, that was it!

I’m able to record and listen to that recording outside of audacity, but when recording it, Audacity does not provide sound. Being able to monitor what is being recorded would be nice, but it’s not the end of the world.

One thing I noticed is that with my turntable USB port plugged into the computer, I can’t hear volume on any of my streaming apps, but once I disconnect it, things are fine. Same thing with Audacity. As mentioned above, no audio when the turntable is plugged in, but once disconnected, I can listen to my recording in Audacity. Any ideas?

Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate that.

Turn on Audible input monitoring.

Check your Playback Device. You’ll also need that correct for monitoring. Windows probably switched both default input & output devices to the USB turntable when you plugged it in. (We know sound doesn’t come out of a turntable but Windows may see it as a generic audio device.)

I tried another USB port and things work fine. Decided to hook the turntable back up to my stereo system and move the laptop next to it.

Thanks so much for all your support. It was definitely good decision to sign up.

Have a great day,