I’m a long time user of Audacity but my PC failed and I’m now on a new PC. I downloaded Audacity 2.0.3 and the PC I have is Windows 7 / Beats Audio HP PC.
I tried to record audio from my sound card and the recording (not the audio I hear when I record it) sounds a bit like it’s playing through a leslie speaker - maybe a tin can. Found another thread with someone who described their recording sounding like a tin can and I think I checked everything he was instructed to do - though I think in that case he was using an internal microphone as a recording device.
I have two active recording devices - line in and stereo mix. At first I tried with both enabled and then tried to disable one of them at a time. When using line-in, I can’t recording anything. When I use stereo mix (Windows Direct Sound, Primary Sound Driver, Primary Sound Capture Driver, 2 (Stereo) Input Channel) with only stereo mix enabled, I get the same tinny/leslie sounding recording. I experimented and changed the settings on Audio Host and Input Device and no joy.
I experimented and kept changing different settings (including under Preferences: Quality > Sample Rate Converter) and nothing I did would stop that leslie sounding recording.