Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Record Music from my A-T USB Turntable on to my Computer?

Question: How do I record music from my A-T USB turntable on to my computer?

Answer: Audio-Technica USB turntables allow you to connect to a Windows or Mac computer to record your cherished albums on the computer. Once on the computer, you may save the recording to compatible digital files and use them with other devices by burning them to a CD, or putting them onto an MP3 player or other device. To accomplish this, you must become something of a home recording engineer, but this process is simpler than it may sound. Although other home recording software is available, we use the popular free software called Audacity in the examples we have prepared for you. And while there are alternative methods to get the music from your records into the digital domain, we have attempted to provide the most straightforward, step-by-step instructions in the videos below. Whether you are using a Windows computer or a Mac, we recommend watching all of the videos pertaining to your specific operating system to ensure you get set up properly. The video descriptions and individual links allow you to come back at any point to review a specific topic.


Use your Audio-Technica USB Turntable with a Windows 10 Computer

(Click link above to watch the 4 videos pertaining to Windows.)


The breakdown of the above videos:

Install Audacity 2.x on Windows 10 computer

Configure Audacity 2.x on Windows 10 computer

Record from turntable into Audacity on Windows 10 computer

Create and export individual tracks on Windows 10 computer



Use your Audio-Technica USB Turntable with a Mac Computer

(Click link above to watch the 5 videos pertaining to Mac.)


 The breakdown of the above videos:

Install Audacity 2.x on Mac

Set up Audacity 2.x on Mac

Record from turntable into Audacity on Mac

 Use Audacity Marker Track on Mac

Export individual songs to iTunes on Mac


These videos are available for you to refer back to at any point to ensure you have all of your computer settings properly configured for maximum performance with your turntable and computer software. Again, you may use a variety of different programs to accomplish the same thing and you should check with those software companies for additional assistance with their products. If you have further questions on recording with your Audio-Technica USB turntable, feel free to contact the Audio Solutions Department.



  1. Here it is discussing about solving the problem that how to record music from A-T USB truntable on to my computer. There is also given a solutiion by which user can solve this type of problem accordingly.

  2. I just bought an AT-LP120USB, specially to recording my vinyl records on my iMac. I understand that Apple is changed from 30b to 60b so Audacity don’t work any more. The equivalent seemed to be Garageband ? Not so easy to handle for someone who only want to record his LP’s on computer.
    Another question: which do you prefer ? connection to USB or to RCA ?

  3. So you cannot USB record if the 120X is in Photo? I been trying to a hour to get my Mac to “hear” the 120x via USB Audio Codec and until I switched from Phono to Line it would not work. I did not see anything in the video or manual that the switch needed to be on “Line”.

    • Hi Richard! The AT-LP120XUSB turntable does require the RIAA preamp switch to be in the LINE position. The LINE position engages the internal RIAA preamp and adds the RIAA equalization curve that is required on playback. It is noted on page 8 of the manual and in the “Connecting to Computers” section on the blog. Please let us know if you have any other questions. – A-T USA

  4. Hey, maybe you could give a try of AudFree Audio Recorder. I had used it to record music from some music streaming services and websites, but I haven’t try to record music from A-T USB turntable. Good luck.

  5. I can connect mine all up fine and record vinyl no problem however if there is any background noise in the room such as voices the turntable is picking that up and recording it, we are talking distant sound thats much quieter than the music being recorded and only noticable between tracks but i’ve never come across this before… Is this normal?

    This happens no matter what I run it through to record so its not external mics – its definately the turntable picking up the sound.



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