piercing sound

I get a piercing sound when I play back or record. How do I get rid of it so I can record smoothly. Please email me at
Thank you

Moderator note: I removed your email address for your own protection - you should never post your email on any public forum like this one unless that is you actually want a flood of spam. Your post didn’t show up straight away as unfortunately we have had to implement moderation on this forum to prevent a torrent of spam being posted here much of it unpleasant and some of it downright dangerous.

You will need to say more about your version of Windows and Audacity (see the pink panel at the top of this page). Please also say exactly what you are trying to record, with what device.

If it is a USB recording device, you may need to connect the cable more tightly or use a different USB cable.


That and it’s a forum for sharing ideas, not a help desk.