START AND END OF RECORDING POPS

HELLO CHAPS , AM PRETTY NEW TO AUDACITY AND I AM RECORDING VINYL , MY SET UP IS TURNTABLE TO INPUT ON SOUND CARD AND AND AMP TO OUTPUT. SOUNDCARD IS NOT THE BEST BUT MY RECORDINGS ARNT TO BAD , PROBLEM IS I GET I POP AT THE START OF RECORDING AND AT END WHEN I PLAY BACK , IS IT A PRE AMP PROBLEM OR AM I MISSIN SOMETHING MANY THANKS :wink:

If you have a conventional, non USB turntable, you can’t plug it directly into a sound card, or you can, but it doesn’t sound very good. There has to be a Phono Preamp somewhere in the mix. Are you using the “Tape-Out” of your entertainment amplifier?

Once you tell me that, we’ll work on solutions.

Koz

You seem to missing the use of the “Caps Lock” key - please don’t shout like that, writing in all caps actually makes the message harder to read … :unamused:


Note to Koz: there are some non_USB TTs out there with preamps built in (done to compensate for the fact that some modern amps don’t have a phono input).

WC

hello koz
my tt is going into my sound card line in and my amp into the soundcard line out , my tt is not pre amp . if i put my tt through the amp and then into line in on soudcard will that do the trick

That looks like the right way to plug things together.

The pop you’re getting is likely due to a DC offset during recording. After it’s done recording, highlight the whole thing and use the Normalize effect to remove the DC offset. Does that get rid of it?

If it does, the only way to permanently get rid of it is to use a different sound card.