Setting levels and hearing my own voice on the recording

Hi there I am adj using audacity with numark mixtrack pro 3 and an acer laptop I have plugged the twin stereo to phono from the record ports on the amp to the microphone jack on the laptop I have set the levels to as low as possible but the recording is still distorted and u can hear my voice on the recording please help.

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The microphone input on your laptop is designed for microphones and not “line level” signals. The difference is about a factor of 100 in voltage amplitude thus your observation of too loud and distorted signal. Further most of these inputs are Mono, and I would assume you would prefer to record your work in Stereo. Unless your laptop has a “line” input (very rare these day) your best bet is an external USB audio interface such as the venerable Behringer UCA-202, and suitable adapter cables (probably RCA/phono to RCA/phono).

This is what that looks like with my mixer.

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That’s also the configuration you need for overdubbing and sound-on-sound if you plan to go that way.


This laptop is missing the blue Stereo Line-In connection which is pretty normal.

u can hear my voice on the recording

You did lose me there. You want your voice to go onto the floor but not onto your recording?