Neophyte user

I’m totally new to using Audacity and could use a little help. I have version 2.1.3 on Windows 10 using a Behringer UCA222 audio interface. I’m getting a stereo signal but seem to have very little control over the input signal. Best I can get for input is around -15db. If I push the input level to full up it goes into clipping. Do I need a pre-amp off my turntable?

Describe the turntable. Normally, neither the turntable nor the 222 have volume controls.


Thorens TD 125 turntable, Rabco linear tracking tone arm w/ Grado stylus and cartridge. No gain controls on the turntable or interface.

[Puzzled puppy look]

If I push the input level to full up

Where are you pushing?


The input level on the Audacity control page. Upper left corner with the “mic” icon. It’s set at just under “+”; if I go full up I get clipping bad.