I’m new to recording audio through Audacity but all my settings/preferences match what I’ve read is best to record audio books. I am using a brand new ATB2020 USB+ microphone and have windows 11 operating system. My computer is also basically brand new. Every time I try to record I am getting significant background static noise. For the life of me I can’t figure out where it is coming from. Can someone please point me in the right direction. I uploaded a sample for reference.
I don’t hear any background static in your recording. Try “Generating” some “Silence” and see how that plays.