I used Audacity with my Dell laptop and the recording and playback audio was excellent. I’m using same microphone with my HP Envy x360 and I have yet to get a clean audio. The background noise is too dominant and the audio of my interview sounds too tinny. Please help!
The background noise is too dominant and the audio of my interview sounds too tinny.
That’s the signature of using the wrong microphone. Pay attention to the little microphone symbol in the top of Audacity and make sure your microphone is listed there.
Do you know where your laptop built-in microphone is? Mine is just left of the left-hand shift key. Start a recording and scratch that and then your interview microphone. Only one of them will make a loud noise in Audacity. That’s the real one.
If you Start Audacity and then plug the microphone in, Audacity will not find it. You can restart Audacity or Transport > Rescan.
I’m using same microphone with my HP Envy x360
Exactly what microphone and is it analog or USB?
Noise is an “analog problem”. What doesn’t the noise sound like? Low frequency AC hum? High-pithed noise? Hiss/White noise?
and the audio of my interview sounds too tinny.
Make sure [u]Windows “Enhancements”[/u] are turned-off. (That’s usually the only thing that “alters” the sound.)