I just got a new computer (Skytech Archangel 3.0, if it’s relevant), and so I’ve been doing a lot of debugging of my streaming setup, but this bug is really stumping me.
Essentially, whenever I adjust the recording volume of my microphone (Blue Yeti, USB) through Audacity, it splits the audio feed so its very loud in one ear and very quiet in the other. Sometimes I can adjust the volume again and make it fix itself, but if it’s not louder in one ear, it’s much too quiet in both. I’m using the same mic gain and roughly the same recording volume in Audacity itself as I did with my old computer (Lenovo Legion), but the waveform is so much smaller than it used to be.
I’ve attached a screenshot of some audio I’ve recorded that showcases this issue - the first section of audio was recorded without the uneven ear glitch and the waveform looks tiny, and the second section was recorded after wiggling the recording volume around but landing it back in pretty much the same spot, and as you can see, one ear is way louder than the other.
Recording in mono does pretty much fix the uneven ear glitch and even the volume issue in Audacity itself, but I’ve noticed that somehow Audacity seems to be affecting my other programs as well; when I run OBS, it doesn’t have this problem, but if I start up Audacity while it’s running, suddenly OBS’ volume is messed up in the same way, and it doesn’t fix itself until I restart my computer, even if I switch Audacity to mono.
My OS is Windows 10. My Audacity version is 3.1.0 (I just installed it on my computer, and re-installed it after I noticed this glitch). It is possible there are some issues coming from the fact that I had tried to use a spare hard drive to transfer some programs from my old laptop to my new pc, including my previous version of Audacity, and I came to realize that I had no idea where every folder for each application was located, so I had essentially installed/downloaded only partial versions of these programs. I would think re-installing should have fixed any errors stemming from that, though.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! My audio quality has been struggling, T^T