Line in recording with Audacity
I'm trying to do my grandfather a favor. He's got about 3,000 tape casettes he wants to digitize. I got a tape player hooked up to the line in port and I'm trying to record it into audacity. Now I got the recording part all done. Installed Audacity and such. But the problem I'm facing is I'm getting a really strange clicking noise in all of the recordings. I don't get the clicking noise when I play the tapes in real time. I'm going from a line in stereo input from AC adapters. It shouldn't be the tape player it's about a $200 SONY tape player. And it's fairly new, just a couple of years. The sound card I'm using is a built-into-the-mother-board soundcard so it's a piece of junk. But I don't think that's the problem either. If that was so then it would have the clicking noise when I play the tape in real time. NOT just when I playback the recording. I've tried to see if the clicking noise is not just the recording by enabling the playback function in real time while I was recording, meaning I can listen to the line in input and the recording playback all at the same time. Same effect, still the clicking. Once I stop recording and only the line in real time audio is playing, the clicking stops.
WHAT'S GOING ON?!?! haha