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Moving Static Clicks

Permanent link to this post Posted by Achtung74 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:08 am

In a podcast segment I just recorded I notice a number of static-y clicks in my audio. However, when I go to replay the clicks pop up in different spots in the audio. This leads me to believe my playback settings may be amiss, but can't seem to isolate the problem. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Re: Moving Static Clicks

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:56 am

Version of Audacity? What playback Device - make and model number and how does it connect to the computer?

If it's a USB device, Windows key, Power button, hold Shift on your computer keyboard then click Shut down. USB devices won't play and record for ever without a cold boot.

Whatever device you have, you could try increasing "Audio to buffer" in Audacity's Recording Preferences (it affects playback too).


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Re: Moving Static Clicks

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:14 pm

But, you're right. If the problem moves around, the show is probably OK.

If it's a laptop, disconnect everything and see if the built-in speakers work OK.

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Re: Moving Static Clicks

Permanent link to this post Posted by silkyjnr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:41 am

I also experience this problem.

I find it comes in after a couple of minutes recording and it cant be tracked when recording. Can it be removed in the edit? Is there a effect that can help?
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Re: Moving Static Clicks

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 am

silkyjnr wrote:I also experience this problem.

I find it comes in after a couple of minutes recording and it cant be tracked when recording. Can it be removed in the edit? Is there a effect that can help?

If the clicks are in different places each time you play the recording, then it's a playback problem,
If that's not the case, please start a new topic and include details of what you are trying to record, what equipment you are using, what operating system, and which version of Audacity.
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