I use Focusrite Scarlet for interface mixer
Which Scarlett? I don’t think there are any Scarlett mixers. The two popular Scarelett models are the 2i2 and the Solo. Neither one is a mixer. You can’t “assign” channels or easily produce mixes and versions of the audio. Their job is strictly to get the sound into the computer. The Solo is natively mono and the 2i2 is natively stereo—two microphones.
The AUP is an Audacity Project Manager text file. It’s not sound. It tells Audacity what to do with all that stuff in the _DATA folder which is where all the actual sound is. To post to the forum, it’s is recommended you Export as WAV (Microsoft) 16-bit stand-alone sound file. For a mono recording (one blue wave) don’t go over about 20 seconds.
6. used Audacity click repair
7. used the click repair from clickrepair.net
8. used pop mute
- Stop using the computer.
Most people plug all this stuff together and just start recording with no serious sound damage. Editing sound (and video) is a special case where the computer has to do nothing wrong and do it continuously for hours. I have had Windows machines which were not up to that and no amount of software juggling could force them to work. How old is the computer?
For one example: Would you notice if your mouse didn’t track exactly where you put the cursor? That kind of USB error is deadly for real-time production.
And speaking of USB, do you have the Scarlett Something plugged directly into the computer? Real Time production will not go through a hub or a keyboard USB socket loop, for two examples.
And lastly, just stop, period.
I know this isn’t glamorous, but that’s a stand-alone Olympus sound recorder and roll of paper towels in a quiet, echo-free room. It produces passable ACX AudioBook conforming voice tracks.
Although I have not been able to get a cellphone to work (I haven’t tried all that hard), at every news event, there’s a forest of cellphones recording the interview.
The NT-1A is a terrific microphone, but if you can’t record it without killing yourself, then the process is not all that valuable. Can you try another computer?