I’m on Audacity 2.0.6, using Windows 10.
I’ve been messing with a new mic recently (trying to move from a Blue Snowball to an ATR 2100 - yes, I know USB mics aren’t the best, but it’s all my budget can manage right now) and I’ve noticed while using the ATR 2100, very occasionally an entire recording will have a sort of high-pitched whine or hiss in the background. The frustrating thing is that this isn’t a constant - recordings either have it throughout, or not at all. It is only super noticeable after applying the ACX macro from the Audacity wiki. I’ve included two recordings - a raw take, and a mastered take, so it’s apparent.
This has never happened with any other microphone I’ve used on this laptop.
I’m recording audio on a laptop that is sitting in the other room, and it isn’t connected to the power mains. I do not have this issue with the Blue Snowball, and it only happens seemingly randomly.
Is there a plugin that could help me with this? Noise reduction does some decent work here, but you can make out the hiss in the mix, as you can tell from my mastered file. The mastered file uses a Noise Reduction of 12/6/6.
I’ve got several mastered recordings with no hint of the whine.
Thanks for your help.
https://clyp.it/kyoddaby (+ACX macro)
I’ve made no headway in trying to figure this out. I recorded an audition today and experienced no issues, and then went to record another, and it was definitely present. It sounded like a banshee in excruciating pain, much worse than usual. Overall I’d characterize it as white noise though.
I’m wondering if I should return the mic?
Edit: My phone and tablet are within a few feet of the mic, but that’s it in terms of electronics.