I’m pretty new to recording, just trying to do some basic recording in my house. I’m trying to record my trombone using audacity, and I don’t know what the proper term is, but no matter what I do, the recording is overloading. Basically, the amplitude of the shown waveform is larger than the display. I can fix this by turning down the gain on Audacity and my interface, but to get a good quality sound that isn’t incredibly “fuzzy”, the recording volume has to be basically inaudible, and turning up the playback volume just brings back the fuzziness. Is there any way I can fix this in the settings?
I know it isn’t my interface, because it’s worked fine with other programs. I’m using an M-Audio M-track USB interface and a Shure SM-58 microphone, if that helps at all.