I’ve been using Audacity for a few months to edit podcast recordings. I ask people to record 15 seconds of room noise as part of the audio file they send me. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t - I’m guessing it is due to their individual recording setup, but I can’t be sure. With my own setup (Microsoft USB headset into laptop) I am also struggling to get a decent noise profile, see the image below as an example.
Here I poked the mic to activate it, but it seems to cut off after 5 seconds. Is this just a hardware issue or is there some setting in windows/audacity that can force the mic to stay active? or is it because I’ve been poking my mic too much
And if there isn’t any setting I can tweak to force the mic, does anyone have any tips for getting a decent noise profile with these hardware limitations? Some of the audio files I get through have a lot of noise when the person is talking, so there is definitely some junk I need to strip out.