It all started when I bought a hub to go in the old useless floppy hole in my tower which had 4 more usb ports, my motherboard had 6 “midboard” 2.0 ports and the less stuff plugged in the back the better. So, my problem before, which made me boot into windows 7 when I wanted to rip vinyl with Audacity at first seemed kind of resolved, I plugged the turntable in the front, on one of the hubs’ port.
So shortly, now I can’t get the sound from the turntable come out my PC speakers, and yes I have that thing that is checked by default so that it does so. Secondly, in the past I couldn’t record in LInux because the sound was too loud, the 2 green bars to the max, in Windows 7 I was able to easily control, the green bars weren’t already dancing way high on idle like in Windows, where only a little bit were showing. And finally, I cannot record, because the sound is too low I guess? But when I press the record button, nothing happens, although it will read a record playing at about -20db, the bars get that far only.
And I know I am using the correct source of sound. What happened there? I even switched it back to the one port I want clear of anything in the back, one of my 2 usb 3.0 ports, and there is no difference at all. I can give you screengrabs if you ask for them, I will glady make them available. At first I though alright, finally I can record in Linux. Not only I can’t, before I could, but the sound was like looking at a loudness war album, no dynamics, a big green block (almost) which went way past -6db, they pushed through to the limit. Now if I press record, nothing happens, and the Pause button presses itself down. There was just a bunch of audacious updates and sound updates, no idea if it has a relationship. (I use Mint 17.3). Might make me boot up in Win7 for a while, I decided this was a lazy saturday, I have a infection in a foot, taking antibiotics and very low dose codeine pills for pain, and my cocoon of comfort was broken.
Any help will be deeply appreciated.