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Audio line in

I am trying to upload music from vinyl disc on old style turntable, via twin [one red one white] jackplugs in line out sockets of amplifier leading to single jack plug in blue socket on T40 docking station. Am using Audacity software with guidance from Audacity Wiki.

It's not working. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: audio line in

Do you have the line in volume control turned up and not muted ?

You need to go into Options - Advanced controls - of the volume control to get the sliders for all of the inputs.

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