So out of no where I started having poping and static on my voice recordings. I first assumed it was an issue with my USB line going to my computer and changed to another set up with a new line and still had the same issue. I also tried different USB ports / audio jacks and had the same issue. I reinstalled audacity and still have this issue. I opened up my windows sound settings and “listened to device” and did not hear the poping sound.
This poping seems to be WORSE with my Shure58+Behringer UM2 than with my Headset mic but IS present for both. Any ideas what this could be?
If you’re in Audacity 2.4.2, there is a tick to reset Audacity when you reinstall. If you don’t select that, Audacity will hold over your old preferences and settings and you won’t have the “clean” Audacity you think you do.
“listened to device” and did not hear the poping sound.
Do you hear it when you click in the Audacity recording meters > Click to start monitoring?
Also especially on Windows, you want to check that all of your sampling rates are the same. Check the Audacity’s project rate at the lower left-hand corner of the screen. This should be the same as the Windows rate: right-click on [speaker icon] > Sounds > Recording > [Behringer UM2 USB] > Properties > Advanced > Default Format.
For some Behringer equipment, the default is 48000 while the default for Audacity may be 44100. This could cause exactly the kind of problem you are seeing. Make sure all of these rates are the same.
Everything is the same Mhz sample rate at 48000, That reset seemed like it helped last night but today I am back to the same issue. It is almost like the issues is not there until it is and once its there it lingers. there is no half the time its there half the time its not, I mean to say once the poping starts it stays.
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