Help with Settings for Windows 10 please... [SOLVED]

My first post, having a problem recording within Windows 10. Have a constant background noise with whatever I try to record. I have made a small demo of the noise in my dropbox link is here Any help would be appreciated…Thanks.

  1. Which version of Audacity? (look in “Help > About Audacity” for the full version number)
  2. What are you trying to record?
  3. Is that exactly as the file was recorded, or have you amplified the noise?

Hi Steve,
Thanks for your response, I have answered your questions within your quoted post. I have put another recording in DropBox, this is trying to record a track from my Hard Drive into Audacity, no amplification or mods at all. Dropbox - Error - Simplify your life If I play it directly from H/D then it plays fine through PC speakers. The extra sound comes in when I have Audacity running and press the record button. Thanks.

Have a look in Audacity’s “Transport” menu and ensure that “Software Playthrough” is not selected.

Hi Steve,
How right you were, it is now not ticked and works like a dream…no background noise at all…Dropbox - Error - Simplify your life
Thank you for the solution, I would never have thought of changing that, I don’t know the ins and outs well enough. Thanks again…Dave.