I am using Audacity 2.1.2 on an Asus laptop with Windows 10.
I try to record guitars (either accoustic or electric) directly with the laptop microphone.
It works fine at the beginning, but after a while the sound becomes suddenly bad, as if it was in very low quality.
I tried to change the recording settings (record volume, mono / stereo, MME / Windows DirectSound / Windows WASAPI), but I always get the same result.
I attached a sample sound of guitar recording in which you can clearly hear the quality loss at 13:00.
Does anybody know where this problem could come from?
Actually, when I searched the internet for a solution to my problem, I found this page about Windows “Enhancements”. I tried to change some parameters to prevent the tunnel effect, but I kept the Noise Suppression checked. I didn’t know my music could be considered as noise by Windows. It’s something you generaly expect from your neighours, not from your operating system…
Anyway, now I can record my music thanks to you guys, so thanks a lot!
I didn’t know my music could be considered as noise by Windows.
I do. Windows isn’t magic. The only way it can tell the difference between your voice and noise is the noise is usually sustained…like a musical note. If you hold one note long enough for Windows to detect it, it’s gone. Windows will attack it with a stick (if you leave that setting on).
So it’s actually worse than you say. Your music is a cousin to air conditioner vent and computer fan noise.