Hello, new here, by the moment I use Audacity 1.3.9 and 1.3.11-beta, but as this problem seems to be non-software related, and the mic I use, Samson G-Track, is explicitly the one you use in your tutorials, I thought I’d try to get a response here before going through the long process of updating to version 2, which might might not help for my current problem. I came here from the Linux Musician forum, who hinted that maybe you could help (here is the complete thread: http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11246). So far I’ve spent 20+ hours trying to solve this problem.
Here is the problem: I make my music recording it layer-after-layer, one at a time. But now, whenever I record voice with the G-Track, the previous tracks bleed into the new one. Idk if the problem is new, or it is only that I hadn’t noticed it before. The bleeding is sometimes very obvious during the silences in the voice, other times is not that obvious, but you notice it when you normalize the track, and it adds up along the recording process.
I’ve found another thread in this forum that mentions the same problem, https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/first-track-gets-recorded-onto-second-track/5285/1 It says that some sound cards have a “what you hear” option that maybe picks up the sound and causes the problem, and that it can be disabled in an option in bios. But my bios menu does not have the slightest mention to the sound card. I wonder if you have some suggestion because until I find it I’m stuck, I don’t want to get more gear only to discover that the problem was within the computer…
(More data about my equipment: laptop Compaq Presario CQ50, the inbuilt sound card is HDA Intel G45, the distro Puppy Studio 3.3.)