Distortion On Clean Tracks

Hi Guys,

I’m new to Audacity…I’m recently retired and I just want to do some home recording of my own songs. I’m using Windows 7.

When I start recording (vocals or acoustic instruments) the recording starts off clean. But after a period of time (20 secs) or sometimes 1 minute or so the recording starts to distort. I know I’m not overloading the input so I’m at a loss as to what the problem is. Any advice or help would be appreciated.


Unless you changed it, Windows is trying to make your music into a conference call to the home office. Any sustained musical note will drive it nuts.



Thanks koz for your help. I made the changes per the link to the Audacity manual and a made a few test recordings…all were CLEAN!

Again, many thanks for your help!