Controlling recording input with Audacity.
October 10, 2008 6:20 AM Subscribe
Controlling sound input when recording using Audacity for WinXP.
posted by mojohand to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am transferring my recorded book cassette tapes to digital files using Audacity for XP (1.2.6) running on a Dell D820 (SigmaTel Audio). Unfortunately, this laptop does not have a line-in jack, so the cassette deck is connected through the Dell's external headphone jack.
My problem is that I cannot limit the sound input. This is creating serious clipping and distortion in my recordings. Adjusting the sound input volume control slider within Audacity has no effect. In fact it's currently set at 0.
Adjusting neither the 'Sound Recording' nor the "Voice Recording" volume controls within Windows' "Sound and Audio Devices" function has any effect. There are no sound mixing or input controls found within the "SigmaTel Audio" tab in Control Panel.
I'm guessing I'm missing something simple, but I cannot think of what it might be. Thanks in advance.