Artifacts

What causes the clicks when recording songs from an internet source? I am recording a song from a web player, and it plays clean, but when I play it back the clicks are not only there but in the same places every time I try again. I did the same thing with a different song yesterday, but a different online player, and not one click. I tried click removal and got no results. Any advice?

Since these clicks are not normal, it’s hard to say. You also didn’t mention where the clicks occur.

If the clicks occur at the beginning and end of the audio, then you’ve got a DC offset problem. You can highlight the whole signal and use Edit → Normalize to remove the DC offset.

If you describe these clicks in more detail we can help better. Can you see them on the waveform if you zoom way in?