I have Windows 7 and Audacity 2.0

I downloaded a record to my computer and when I went to play it back all I got was a loud humming sound. Is there anything that I have to do to get the music to play on my computer


Brian Rule

We can’t see what you’re doing, so you’ll have to fill in a few of the holes.

You played a vinyl record on your new USB turntable and recorded it in Audacity? Did the red recording meters jump while the music was playing? The default Audacity meters are way too small for normal use. You can make them much bigger by clicking on the right edge and pulling sideways.

Another common problem with Windows machines is they like to take over recording and playback when you plug a USB device in. Try unplugging the turntable and see if the playback starts working.