No Sound

Hi, am trying to convert my vinyl on to pc using an Art USB Phono Plus interface and Audacity software. I didn’t have a problem with my old pc (windows 7) but since getting a new pc running windows 10 I can only hear my vinyl from the turntable and not through my speakers which are connected with a USB cable.

Many thanks

Choose the USB Audio CODEC for your speakers as playback device in Audacity’s Device Toolbar and enable Transport > Software Playthrough at the top of Audacity. If you don’t see the USB speakers, do Transport > Rescan Audio Devices.

After exporting the recording from Audacity you may also have to go into Windows Sound, Playback tab, right-click over the USB speakers and make them Default Device. Or, disconnect ART from the computer.


Thanks for your advice but still no sound. looks like i may have to get rid of my Art phono plus and get a USB turntable with suitable software.

Probably not. The Art phono plus should work fine with Windows 10.

Still no sound playing where? In the USB speakers when you are recording with the ART?

Are you connecting ART and the USB speakers to separate, empty USB ports? You should not use a USB hub connected to a USB port.

Disconnect ART. Connect the USB speakers then launch Audacity. Choose the USB Audio CODEC as playback device in Device Toolbar. lmport a song or generate a tone in Audacity and play it. Can you hear that?

If so, connect the ART then do Transport > Rescan Audio Devices in Audacity. Do you see two different USB Audio CODEC playback devices now in Device Toolbar? What are they both called? If they are called differently, it should be simple to reselect (if necessary) the USB Audio CODEC for the USB speakers as Audacity playback device. Then record from ART with Software Playthrough enabled to monitor the recording.

If it doesn’t work, you could still monitor recording with headphones connected to the ART, or with your built in sound-device.