Issue: Sound fading in and out


I am using the current version of audacity and I am encountering an error.

When I make a recording I notice that it is recording fine for the first few seconds but then it goes almost monotone and faded. After a few seconds it returns to normal. This repeats throughout the recordings I make.

Are there any solutions?

Thanks in advance for any replies,



Windows Vista or Win7, right? You may be a victim of Windows Conferencing. Scroll down to Conferencing.

You should turn off all the special effects like Concert Hall and Echo Canyon, too. You’ll find them in the Windows Control Panel under the people who made your soundcard.