The volume meter moves even when music is off with my Vinyl Forever

I got it all connected, set the settings and levels in the Sound section of the Control Panel - but the volume meter moves up and down whether the music is on or off. Not surprisingly, the resulting files contain no sound.

[I have Windows 7, 64x]
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. Let's makes sure you're properly setup on your computer. Try out the settings below.

    Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sound Settings

    Playback Settings

    1. Click the Start button.
    2. Select Control Panel.
    3. Double Click Hardware and Sound it may only say Sound.
    4. Double Click Sound, the Sound Settings window will open.
    5. Under the Playback Tab click on your computers sound card and speakers.
    It may say one of the following (Realtek, SoundMax, Sigmatel, Sound Blaster, Conexant, IDT)
    6. Click Set Default at the bottom of the window.

    Important: Make sure the USB Audio Codec/USB PnP Audio Device is NOT your Default playback device.

    Recording Settings

    1. Click on the Recording Tab.
    2. Click on Microphone USB (Codec, PnP, Array).
    3. Click Set Default.
    4. Click Properties on the bottom of that window - Microphone Properties window will open.
    5. Click on the Levels Tab.
    6. Set the level to 5 (Windows 7) or 25 (Vista).
    7. Click on the Advanced Tab.
    8. Set the Sample Rate to 2 Channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz or 44800 Hz.
    9. Uncheck both Exclusive Mode boxes.
    10. Click Apply, then OK to exit.

    * In some cases a restart is required to the level to save at 5 or 25 depending on your Windows version.
    * The microphone is very sensitive and needs be set this low to avoid distortion.
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