Originally posted by Raas
The noise actually gets stronger the more I turn the volume up on my stereo and if I turn it up too much on my pc it gets distorted.
Your problem is you are using the wrong jack.
1/Most phono's are anologe not digital and 2/ there bass responce is much stronger than say the aux.,C.D.(what you should be using preferably C.D. but aux. will do)
your distortion I bet is in the bass levels the noice I would suspect is mis-matched signal's.
try switching your jack to the C.D. and put your C.D. in aux. or just connect straight to aux..I woulf recommend the former way though as C.D. is setup for Digital source better.
Or change the setting's of your card to 'Anologue Output' this will also cure it.
Stick with swapping your jacks around though,much easier.
don't use the tape,it probably won't let you anyway.,some will some won't,but like I said that s where your prob. is from what I can see.