Hello, when recording voice-overs in Audacity 2.1.0 with Blue Yeti mic, i get strange click sounds – a little like a tiny drop into water,about every 20 seconds (though not regularly); not very obtrusive, but noticeable to attentive listeners. The sound is not external, it is “digitally generated”. It can be removed, but that’s tedious. Otherwise, my recordings are fine – good full sound, no background noise, no hiss, very well usable.
Do you have any advice about those click sounds?
Microphone Blue Yeti, cardoid (not Blue Yeti Pro), direct to USB port (no hub), with the default long cable
Laptops running on battery with Win 7, Win 8, Win 10 – the problem comes with every operating system, even though i think it’s worse on Win 8 and 10. Current laptop is new and strong.
Recording with Audacity 2.1.0 and these settings (:
- Audio Host: Windows Direct Sound
- Recording Device: Blue Yeti (not Primary Sound Driver or laptop mike)
- Project rate: 48.000 (said to fit Blue Yeti)
- highest volume ca. -3 dB
- saved and edited as FLAC (clicks also audible in Audacity project files)
I was advised to install ASIO4All, but i can’t seem to approach it from Audacity (it IS visible from other applications on the same machine). Also it seems ASIO4All is about latency and that’s not at all my problem.
Do you know which settings could remove the weird click sounds?
As i’m here anyway: should i regulate microphone sensitivity with the Gain knob on the microphone or with the Recording Volume slider in Audacity?