After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

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After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Mfarooq360 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:59 pm

Hello, After I finish recording from my microphone to audacity, the quality is really bad and I thought the microphone was defective. Turns out, after you export the recording, the audio quality is back to normal which bugs me because that means I have to record, export, import, and play instead of having to record and then play. Please fix this as I almost bought a new microphone thinking this one was defective. I am using the Blue Snowball ICE on Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit.
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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Mfarooq360 wrote:Please fix this

If this was a known problem, then Audacity would not have been released. So as we are dealing with an unknown problem, perhaps you can try and help us identify it.

Which version of Audacity are you using?
What operating system are you using?
In what way is the sound "awful"?
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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Mfarooq360 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:22 pm

Thanks for responding!

I use Audacity 2.2.1

I use Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

The sound was very soft and muddy when I finish recording audio and playing it back. The problem seems to go away after the audio gets exported in which the audio is just fine. I was annoyed with this because I had to record, export, import, and listen to the audio. If this problem didn't exist, I could just record and listen to the audio so I don't have to do the other steps and edit audio faster. The sample rate for both the microphone and the project is 48khz. As i said in my main post, I almost had to buy a new microphone because I thought it was defective after only a short period of time.
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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:33 pm

What's the sound system like? Does it happen if you listen on headphones? Can you as a test?

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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:35 pm

What's the show? Are you speaking, singing, playing an instrument?

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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 pm

One more. Make a bad recording. Unplug the Snowball and play it again. Better? Did it change?

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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Mfarooq360 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:39 pm

The problem goes away after the file is exported.
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Re: After Recording to Audacity, quality is awful.

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:12 am

The problem goes away after the file is exported.

We got that, but that's totally not normal, so we need you to do experiments while it's still broken, before you export it.

Go back over that list. Does a muffled track clear up if you disconnect the snowball? Use earphones, etc.

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