My recordings are choppy (used to be fine)

I am using Audacity 2.1.0 on a Windows 10 computer and I notice that all of my recordings are choppy. I’ve tried recording using both a Blue Ball microphone as well as the computer’s microphone and have the same problem each way. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Don’t have any other applications running and try to minimize programs running in the background. Some people get better results if they temporarily run-off their anti-virus and/or Wi-Fi. And, try turning off Cortana if it’s running.

Try [u]increasing latency[/u].

And if you really want to dig-in and optimize your computer for audio see [u]this online book[/u].

Just to be clear, it’s the “Audio to buffer” setting that it might help to increase.


Thank you - I will test out your recommendations this weekend!