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Still Struggling With Audacity

  Date: Nov 27    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 203

I'm still trying (off and on) to record my old LPs as MP3 files. I had no luck
trying to come out of a phono pre-amp to the mic input on my sound card. The
latest effort is to use an Ion U Record USB interface.

I am running Karmic and Audacity 1.3.9. If I dual boot into Windows XP and
install the Windows version of Audacity, it works fine. But this is my main
computer and I don't want to leave it in Windows or go through the hassle of
rebooting into Windows whenever I want to copy a disc.

When I boot into Windows XP Pro under Virtual Box, the recorded audio is very
watery/warbly, and it has lots of popping and crackling. The Line/Mic/Mixer box
by the volume control is gray'ed out.

When I run Audacity directly under Gnome, I get no audio in. The recording
device in all cases is the TI USB Audio Codec. When running Audacity under
Gnome, there is a drop-down menu by the volume control that allows me to select
between Mixer, Mic, Front Mic, and Line, but these don't appear to have any

Any suggestion?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 27    

Try clicking on the sound icon on the top right and selecting 'Sound
Preferences' then male sure under the 'Hardware' tab the selection is
for 'Analog Stereo Duplex' and under the 'Input' tab select the input
you are using ( particularly if using the USB device ). Might take a
bit of trial and error but once you've got the correct setting you'll
not have to change it. Had to fiddle a bit like that myself to get
Audacity to accept input !!

Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 27    

Sometimes in the mixer, it has the sliders down to zero for some inputs or
boxes to use those inputs unchecked. I would start where Barry suggests and
look at the inputs and their settings.

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