I’m trying to record old jazz tune from vinyl to audacity. I can’t figure out why my final file always has some random clicks and glitches. The record and needle are fine, when I’m listening to it straight from turntable it’s ok. I know it is not an audacity problem, but maybe you could help me tweak some settings.
It’s probably [u]dropouts[/u] which are related to multitasking. (Your computer is always multitasking even if you are running only one application.)
Don’t run any other applications while recording and try to minimize any background operations. You can also try increasing your [u]Buffer Length[/u], and there are some other suggestions [u]here[/u].
MOTU Microbook 2 audio interface
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable (connected by USB! Selected as an input device in windows and audacity)
Of course, you don’t need an interface with a USB turntable. Have you tried it both ways? The USB turntable will use standard Microsoft-supplied drivers and the MOTU might have it’s own drivers which might work better (or worse).
If you get desperate there is a free online book about optimizing your computer for audio called [u]Glitch Free[/u].