I’m having an issue while podcast recording where Audacity hangs (not responding/freezes) and then fails to catch up. That is, sometimes it catches up and no audio is missed, but often nothing I say while it’s “not responding” is recorded. This results in my audio track being a few minutes shorter than my co-host who is recording on a separate device (mine was 50 minutes, his was 54 minutes).
Sometimes it’s for a second or two, other times it is several minutes of audio being lost. Not ideal!
I have previously upgraded to 16GB RAM, running Windows 10, and have Zoom + a Google Chrome tab open, besides Audacity. I feel like my laptop should be able to handle this, though it’s possible it’s a Chrome issue.
I’ve tried all the basic things like following Audacity guides to avoid dropouts, I’ve limited startup applications, I have plenty of storage on the hard drive where the temporary file is writing.
Any simple fix ideas, or do I need to look at upgrading my laptop to perhaps a SSD?