I have never had this problem before and have been recording consistently for the last 2 months.
It all started when I tested out noise reduction for the first time (not my file). I cleaned it, all went well, but next time I recording I could hear the birds, buzzing and so much, much, much louder than the actual sound.
After a lot of research I saw that the only way to reset all settings was to uninstall audacity - so I did - and it worked.
Then I had to clean up noise again and once again the amplified noise was back. I have uninstalled and reinstalled 3 additional times now - but the problem persists.
It is even present when I turn the recording volume all the way down to 0.1.
I am using an inbuilt mic and don’t know how to/have never changed anything there.
Without being too much of a pain in the neck, can I assume your voice? You didn’t say the word “voice” anywhere in the last post. You could be playing the cello. Yourself. We’re trying to diagnose your problems without seeing what you’re doing and we hang on every word.
is there another way?
Yup. Audacity leaves behind a configuration file. It’s job is to adjust Audacity when you upgrade to a new one so you don’t have to do all your customizing and fine tuning all over again. Sometimes the configuration file itself becomes broken and the damage follows you from install to install to install.
This is where I tell you where it is and I’m going to have to look that one up. I’m not a Windows elf.
Yes, but I don’t understand why it matters. I press record and it gets background sound amplified loudly. I’m testing it by just pressing record on the program and letting it record - getting blown up background noises I just didn’t get before.
To be clear, the tests are with audacity - simply pressing record - I have done this so many times before and it was never a problem until now.
Reading the article I see I can delete the cfg, but I cannot actually find the audacity.cfg file … Search for it, but no result - looked in the folder and the only thing named audacity was the file itself.