Black boxes and mic going crazy

Hello everyone :slight_smile:

Yesterday I recorded a podcast episode (approximatively 1 hour) directly through Audacity (which I never did before, I use Discord and then put the audio file on Audacity). When I ended the recording I noticed “black boxes” above the main track and “holes” in the recording (my voice turns on and off).

PLEASE tell me I can recover the missing parts… I cannot find any solution on the internet :frowning: :frowning:

Thanks a lot in advance
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Anyone ? :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

If you zoom in on the track below the audio track, you will see that those “black boxes” are actually “labels” (

Each of those labels indicate that some of the audio is missing (known as a “drop out”). The missing data cannot be recovered because it was never captured to disk. See:

Some advice on avoiding dropouts can be found here:

Thank you Steve