Audio Help


I use Audacity a little bit to edit audio, mainly noise, effects etc, but I can’t figure out how to get rid of this. My mic reset to 100 instead of the usually 30 for recording and it is really loud. I can fix loud, but I can’t fix the popping noise when it goes over the threshold. Is there a way to fix it with Audacity?


Let me read this back to you. You were able to fix the setting on the microphone so future shows are OK and you made the damaged show lower in volume, but now you want us to get rid of the crunchy sound.

Probably not. That’s number 2.

The Four Horsemen of Audio Recording (reliable, time-tested ways to kill your show)
– 1. Echoes and room reverberation (Don’t record the show in your mum’s kitchen.)
– 2. Overload and Clipping (Sound that’s recorded too loud is permanently trashed.)
– 3. Compression Damage (Never do production in MP3.)
– 4. Background Sound (Don’t leave the TV on in the next room.)

There is Effects > Clip Fix.

I don’t remember if it came with my Audacity or I installed it. It should be in the lower bunch of tools. If it doesn’t help, see horsemen, above.


Thanks for the information. I will just have to record it again and make sure the volume is lowered. I have no idea why it resets to 100 or changes for that matter since the program I use to record doesn’t effect those settings.

Programs such as Skype delight in running around the computer resetting sound services to suit themselves and many times you have very little to say about it.


Thanks for the info. I will look into it :slight_smile:.