Article ID : 00014122 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

When I try to record music, the only thing that records is sounds and voices of people.

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If you are recording a vinyl album and only ambient sounds and/or voices in the room are recorded instead of the music tracks, the USB turntable is not listed as the default device in your computer settings.

To resolve this issue, make sure that all microphones, including the built-in microphone on your computer, are disabled or the microphones will override the USB turntable. Follow the steps below for your specific Operating System:

For Windows® XP operating systems:

  1. Right-click on the Speaker icon in the Notification tray on the Start bar and select Adjust Audio Properties.
  2. Click on the Audio tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window.
  3. In the Sound recording area, under Default device, click on the drop-down arrow and choose USB Audio CODEC.
  4. Click OK.

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista® operating systems:

  1. Right-click on the Speaker icon in the Notification tray on the Start bar and select Recording Devices.
  2. Click on the Audio tab of the Recording Devices Properties window.
  3. Click on Microphone - USB Audio CODEC.
  4. Right-click on any other Microphones that are listed and select Disable.
  5. Click OK.