Recording level with USB turntable

This is my first post and I am trying to get my USB turntable to work with audacity. I have practiced with listening and have recorded briefly to check if all was working and it seems to be doing ok. My problem seems to be getting the volume of the microphone to where the recording would not be clipped. I have the slider all the way to where it is almost the lowest it can go. I can record at that level but it seems that I should have more of a setting nearer center I would think. What am I doing wrong or is there something else I need to do. I am very new to all this and I am struggling to understand all the information in the manual. Any help would be appreciated and I think I will be back asking for a lot more before I am done.

A lot of people have trouble with the level from USB turntables being too low or too high…

If the sound quality seems OK with the recording volume turned-down I wouldn’t worry about it. As long as you are in the ballpark (and not clipped) you can adjust the volume of the digital file after recording. The only real danger would be if the analog-to-digital converter in the turntable is clipping and then you’d simply be “turning-down” the already-clipped data stream.

Make sure all the Windows “[u]enhancements[/u]” are turned-off.

Different records will have different volumes, and there may be a gain control on your turntable.