Record always clipping

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Record always clipping

Permanent link to this post Posted by dwburt » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:33 pm

I need some handholding. I've used Audacity before to digitize analog recordings (LP and tape) but now things aren't looking right. It's new hardware and software: Asus GL753VE laptop with StarTech USB to Stereo Audio External Sound Card (is that a naive choice for audio quality?) runiing Linux Mint 18.2 and Audacity 2.1.2. When I start recording the audio track appears compressed and unhelpful - 1st screenshot. [attachment=1] When I Normalize I seem to see clipping - 2nd screenshot. This happens even when I reduce input to less than 10% - screenshot 3. Can someone suggest what I need to change?
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