Noisy recording [CLOSED]

Hi -

Audacity: 2.1.1
Windows 7 64 bit
exe or zip installer - sorry, can’t remember - too long ago.

I am very experienced at recording videos, using Camtasia Studio. My knowledge of Audacity is only at the very basic level.

I’ve recorded a video and the audio is distorted. I realise I might just have to rerecord it – which is a pain as it’s 30 minutes in total, and I’d need to sync up the video, but possible. I’m wondering if I might have just had the Camtasia volume set too high when I recorded. But the waveform isn’t going beyond the boundaries of the track so that doesn’t make sense to me (with the little I know… no apparent clipping etc)

If anyone has any suggestions on how I can quickly improve this clip using Audacity I’d be very grateful. Even a 25% improvement would be good.

My recording setup is using a SE USB1000a microphone with a pop filter. It has a desk stand but I put half an inch of bubblewrap under it when recording and also under the keyboard and the mouse pad. The sound card is just the onboard one in the motherboard: "Asus P8Z77-V (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, PCI-Express 3.0, USB 3.0, Asus Wi-Fi Go Remote, SLI/CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3)

Previously when I’ve used Audacity I’ve had a brilliant result easily a couple of times - eg when removing the noise of an electric fan heater from a track. Hopefully there is something here just as easy…

Thanks a lot for any help or pointers.



OK folks - rooky error. I’ve discovered a loose USB cable was the cause: so I imagine there’s no Audacity fix.

Thanks anyway