Hi there everybody, I was wondering if there’s anyone that could help me out in advanced audio editing, and I’ve encountered an issue when trying to record off from a VHS tape via EasyCap VCR capture device.
If it’s a hardware problem, then the only fix is to replace the device.
One way to test this is to try the device on a different computer, and / or with different software. If you are able to get the device working properly on another computer, or with different software, then we will know that it isn’t a hardware problem.
If it’s a driver problem, then you could see if the manufacturer provides an updated (fixed) version of the driver.
This is a defective audio interface which doesn’t sink to zero during silence. It can be sneaky because you can cut, edit and do production all day long as long as you do it to its own sound, but you get a pop or click if you try to switch to anything else which isn’t broken. Also, as you’re finding out, you get a pop if you stop or start a recording.
There may be some post-production software solutions, but you’ll spend more time fixing the damage than editing the music. It’s totally possible the damage is affecting the sound. With problems like this, you can’t tell.
You should start with a perfect transfer and then edit to your final shows, not start the process with damage control.
Did your store have a good return policy and do you have your receipts?
There is a sister forum posting where someone apparently has a broken microphone. We found ways with a lot of work to “fix it later in post,” but they want to use it live, in real time on a podcast. Not with that microphone, no. Send it back.