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How do I hear a record playing/recording?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:32 am
by ec-k
I have downloaded the newest version of Audacity onto Windows Vista. I am trying to play and/or download records using Audacity. I have connected the USB cable from the Pyle turntable to the computer. Audacity is set right according to all of the instructions in the turntable's manual (and from what the Pyle customer service people tell me) yet there is no sound coming out of my computer speakers. I can play records from the turntable when it is connected to other speakers so I know it works.

Re: How do I hear a record playing/recording?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:01 am
by kozikowski
You don't have to hear anything to make a recording. Do you get blue waves and do the Audacity recording sound meters bounce?

(I don't have an actual picture of the recording display. This is close.)

Image

Also:

http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tu ... to_cd.html

Koz

Re: How do I hear a record playing/recording?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:09 pm
by waxcylinder
It's probably because the sound is being sent back via the USB to your Pyle TT - which has no speakers. Switch your output device to be the computer's on-board soundcard. See this page in the Manual: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/de ... l#playback

See this FAQ: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/fa ... laythrough

And this set of Tutorials is likely to be a lot better then the Pyle stuff: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/tu ... to_cd.html

Especially this one: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/re ... ables.html

And you might find this workflow useful: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/sa ... ation.html

WC