I saved, and now all playback is awful

Someone please help! I have a school project due in 3 days. Everything was going great. After like 2 hours of work I saved the project (Ya I know, why didn’t I do that sooner?) but anyways I saved and then right after the 12 minutes it took to save, half of my playback was ruined by this totally awful and loud buzzing. How can I fix this?! The audio is 100% not too loud. It isn’t that. I literally just saved the project.

I can’t think of any way for Audacity to accidently introduce buzzing…

The audio is 100% not too loud. It isn’t that.

So the buzzing is constant, even during silent/quiet parts and unrelated to loudness?

I literally just saved the project.

Did you save the project or export the audio to WAV, or MP3, etc?

What kind of editing/processing are you doing? Mixing? EQ? Changing the volume? etc.?

After like 2 hours of work

That’s a bummer, but honestly 2-hours of wasted work is not THAT bad as long as you have the original files and/or you can otherwise recover. Some people spend days, weeks, or more, on a project. :wink: