I don't know what noise is this.

I wanted to remove this during recording but it’s always there.

this question is probably out of audacity but I wanted to fix this…

I suggest you increase the recording level for whatever it is you’re recording. Given you’ve not told us what you’re doing, not given make and model numbers of your recording equipment, and not given us the information from the pink panel at the top, we’re pretty much in the dark.


I am sorry.

Headphone Including Microphone: Edifier K800-B
Currently connect my microphone jack using Usb PnP sound device so I can use the mic (My laptop only support one jack and that is headphone’s jack).

But I don’t understand what you’re asking for “pink panel”, Sorry I’m still new about these kind of things.

It’s the pink panel at the top of the page.

Please state which version of Windows you are using, the exact three-section version of Audacity from Help > About Audacity and whether you obtained the .exe installer or the zip.

The noise in your sample isn’t unusual. Have you tried a different USB port?

Laptops often have shared USB interrupts. So removing as many other potentially noisy USB devices as you can may help.


Ohh alright!

I’m using windows 8.1 64 bits.
I downloaded the audacity and it’s audacity 2.0.0

I tried different ports before but I still sounded the same just now.
They are not other devices that connected other then this headphone only via usb. (other 2 slots are empty.//not connected by anything.)

It won’t affect your problem but it’s best to use the latest Audacity (currently 2.0.6) from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.

Are you trying to record when there is a game running? As an experiment, does the noise get quieter or less frequent if you restart the computer using the Win + X menu, then close down as many other applications and services as you can in Windows Task Manager?

When you record, how tall are the recorded blue waves of your voice? You want to get the peaks recorded at +/- 0.5 or even a bit higher (say 0.8). Have you looked in Windows Sound, Recording tab, right-click over your headset mic , choose Properties then the Levels tab, if you can make the mic louder or give it some boost?


This is how the blue waves looks like after I restart using win+x and I even increase the peaks recorded to 0.8 and this is how it sounds, the sound is are still there.
It’s weird because in my windows sound section//recording tab. can’t boost the mic’s volume.

In Windows Sound, Recording tab, right-click over your headset mic, choose Properties then look at the other tabs like Enhancements. Is there any Noise Reduction you can turn on?

Have you tried recording something other than noise? If you record your singing or speaking this should be much louder than the noise. You can use Noise Removal to clean up some of the noise after recording.

What are you trying to record, exactly?


There’s no tab for enhancements. I’m trying to record my voice, it just annoying to have it disturbing the record.

That noise in your latest sample is much more intrusive than in your previous sample. Are you using the same headset? Have you moved closer to the computer or closer to other sources of interference, or turned a mobile phone on?


yep, I use the same headset. I make the mic to record it louder so the noise is louder too… it’s pretty much the same distance as before from the computer and there are no other interference. Yes I always have a mobile phone on nearby.

Then try turning it off.


It’s still the same.
Is is related with the os that i’m currently using? (w8.1)

Are there other sources of interference? Electric cables? WiFi network in the apartment next door? Mobile phone mast outside?

Do you have another computer to try your headset on and see if you get the same noise there? Do you have another headset?

This is not a problem with Audacity. Have you asked the headset manufacturer for support?


Also try these workarounds if you can’t change the headset or the environment: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/cyclic-digital-noise-in-all-recordings/32991/7


I guess I’ll try some sort of ways soon. Thanks for your time, gale. I’m very sorry. If this can’t be fixed, I’ll try buying new microphone/headphone that only uses a jack.

Anything happen, I’ll post here. :slight_smile: