I bought the Audio Technica LP5X USB turntable and set it up today next to my PC (Windows 11) and connected it via the supplied USB cable but on opening Audacity it is not registering as having anything playing. I have the switch on the back of the turntable set to Line rather than Phono as advised.
I just spent fifteen months digitising my audio cassette collection via Audacity and for that I had a tape deck connected to the PC via the Line input. I disconnected this and tried moving the USB from a front to rear input on the PC and closing and reopening Audacity but to no avail. I have bought this turntable for the sole purpose of digitising my vinyl and set it up methodically to the online video instructions.
When I open System-Sound it says Output USB Audio Codec and same for Input, Output has a list of options, 2757 NVIDIA High Definition Audio, Speakers RealTek(R) Audio and RealTek Digital Output RealTek (R) Audio but for the Input it only lists Line USB Audio Codec and the Pair A New Device option but this is for Bluetooth etc, I just opened Pair a new input device and it hung.
After fifteen months of happy use of Audacity with the tapedeck I was expecting to go seamlessly into the same with turntable, such is life. The supplied USB is one of the smaller square ended ones at the turntable end and the normal rectangular ones at the PC end and on doing a search I cannot see that smaller size of square USB at the turntable end of the cable to 3.5mm phono for the PC Line input.
I am not particularly PC savvy and hope that there is an easy way around this to get it to work, any help very much appreciated.
Edit, if I go to input volume on System>Sound>All sound devices>Properties and play a record I can see the Input Volume bar increae as the music fades in and on doing a test it said 100% of total volume but Audacity isn’t picking up anything. This could be something really simple like changing something in the drop down menus in Audacity.