Recording from vinyl

macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Audacity 2.4.2

Very similar to Flatline previously:

I am having trouble recording from a USB turntable using a Mac. The turntable is a DJ-Tech Vinyl USB 10.

I have read the Audacity tutorials for “Setting up a recording device”; “Audacity preferences”; “Copying tapes, LPs to CD or computer”; “Recording with USB turntable or USB cassette decks”; the wiki on “Mac and USB input devices”; and the frequently asked question, “Why do I get a flat line and no sound when I try to record?” I have also browsed through the forum.

In System Preferences>Sound>Input, I have selected “USB AUDIO CODEC.” When a record is playing I see an input level. In >Output, I have selected “Internal Speakers.” In Finder>Utilities>Audio MIDI Setup>Input, I have selected “USB AUDIO CODEC2 2 ins/out,” “Format: 2 ch 16-bit integer 44.1kHz.” The microphone shows next to this option.

In Audacity’s Preferences>Devices, my settings are “Host: Core Audio”; “Playback Device: Built-In Output”; “Recording Device: USB AUDIO CODEC”; “Channels: 2 (Stereo).” In Preferences>Recording>Options, I have selected “Play other tracks while recording (overdub)” and “Detect dropouts.” Under >Sound Activated Recording, I have selected “Yes.” In Preferences>Quality>Sampling “Default Sample Rate” is 44100 Hz; “Default Sample Format” is 16-bit.


Try changing that to “No”.

I have selected “Play other tracks while recording (overdub)”

I don’t know if it will help but you can disable that. (It’s for playing a backing track while you sing-along and record your voice.)