I was surprised to find clicks / pops left when I delete a section of audio. I can’t find any posts about this problem but it can’t be OK, so I assume I’ve done something wrong.
I am using Audacity 3.1.2 (installed as appimage) on Kubuntu 20.04 - but I’ve also found the same issue with Audacity 3.0.3 installed on Windows. I’m using it to edit voice recordings made in a sound-treated home studio with a Rode NT1-A XLR microphone through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. Making the recordings with Audacity is working fine.
I need to edit the resulting files to remove coughs and repetitions.
However … using Del to delete results in an audible click or pop at the deletion point. Using Ctrl-L “silence audio” results in clicks at the beginning and end of the selection, and so does applying an effect like Amplify with a negative dB value.
It doesn’t show up on the waveform but it does clearly on the spectrogram - screenshot attached, if I have permissions to do that
I don’t know where I should be looking to prevent this from happening. Different sampling rates? I’m recording mono at 44.1 kHz. Different project options? Different tools?