I have a AT-PL120 turntable which I've had for years. I used to record into a PC from the turntable, routing through my old stereo for a preamp. That steroe is long gone, the turntable had been set aside for several years, so I finally have time and space to finish my old record collection project. I bought the Behringer PP400 preamp and it works fine, but it was a real stretch to get the sound into my iMac. I had to route it through my cassette digitizer in order to have USB output. That was clumsy, so I went back and looked some more. I saw people suggesting the Behringer UFC202, but I couldn't find that. I did find a UCA202 which is what I bought.
Now, if I run it through my sound system, it sounds great, clean and sharp. But connecting the USB to either the iMac or a PC (Win 8.1) doesn't do anything except power the sound. I am not seeing anything. I was unable to set up Audacity on the old PC which is why I'm using it on the iMac. I'd prefer to set it up on the PC so I can keep working on the iMac. At any rate, neither computer acknowledges the sound. Clearly I'm doing something silly. I am hoping someone with similar tasks can give me an idea of where to begin looking. Do I need to forget about listening through my stereo speakers? I can't wear headphones all day, too many other things to deal with. I could attach the turntable > PP400 > UCA202 and just plug in the USB I suppose but I won't know what's recording. I'm sure there's a way to do this without full time monitoring so I can record and then deal with results, but that sounds like more time consuming work than I have time for.
I should mention that I live in a remote rural area, my 'only' source for supplies is mail order. I'm happy with the Behringer devices, but I'm missing something.
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