Thanks for your help.
Here’s a sample of the audio. It’s me going ahhh. The level is at 80%, and it’s barely audible and broken. Click the Down arrow top right to download it.
First off, Voicemeeter, the setup for that is the same as it was before the crash, so it’s not that. It was working fine before.
Second, it’s a desktop PC running Windows 7, and I’m using a RODE NT-USB mic, disconnect and reconnect devices I have done repeatedly.
Thirdly, I run a gaming YouTube channel, I use skype occasionally, and discord occasionally. I never record anything from online with the mic. It’s just for recording voice. There are no preamps, it’s a USB mic. Shutting down and restarting does not help the problem. These are all obvious things, I’ve already checked. As for startup, here is what is starting from Open CCleaner:
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Smart Cleaning Piriform Ltd “C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe” /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run RESTART_STICKY_NOTES Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Sidebar Microsoft Corporation C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
Yes HKCU:Run Skype for Desktop Skype Technologies S.A. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Steam Valve Corporation “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe” -silent
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 Adobe Systems Incorporated “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run APSDaemon Apple Inc. “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run Bdagent Bitdefender “C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender Security\bdagent.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run BdVpnApp Bitdefender “C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender VPN\BdVpnApp.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run HDAudDeck VIA C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe -r
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon Intel Corporation C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Start WingMan Profiler Logitech Inc. C:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exe /noui
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched Oracle Corporation “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run USB3MON Intel Corporation “C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe”
Yes HKLM:Run XboxStat Microsoft Corporation “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe” silentrun
Yes Startup User Voicemeeter (VB-Audio).LNK VB-AUDIO Software C:\Program Files (x86)\VB\Voicemeeter\voicemeeterpro.exe
To test, I uninstalled various codecs and 264vfw_full_42_2538nm_41390.exe and the problem resolved itself. Then I went looking
for hard limiter, because it was missing, a post here lead me to audacity 2.3.2 which they said had it, and after installing that,
the problem with the microphone returned. I reinstalled the above codec, tried uninstalling it but no help of course.
So now I’ve gone back to 2.3.1 and I reset the preferences and that caused the problem to changed. Instead of the sound going from too low to clipping, it’s now just waaay too low and broken (mic volume drops out and comes back on it’s own) regardless of where the levels are set. This is what I have done to try to trace the cause:
- Check and test levels of the device
- Check and test levels of the voicemeeter banana device
- uninstalled all codecs/plugins
- reinstalled all above.
- Uninstalled and Reinstalled Voicemeeter Banana and reloaded my setup.
- Disabled Windows from changing the volume of the microphone in mic properties
- No apps are allowed to auto-change the mic volume. ie skype, or discord. Audacity is not set to voice activation.
An interesting point in Voicemeeter on The Comp AUDIBILIY Gate is when it’s set to 10, the mic cuts out completely on the right channel
only. The levels of the left and right channels are also different and I don’t seem able to change that in Voicemeeter. Increasing the left
increases the level of both, when I would’ve thought it’d just increase the left. I don’t know if that is important or not.
As of now; I am out of ideas. I don’t have any application that works. For awhile 2.2 worked, but now ALL version of Audacity have the same problem down to 2.1, I’ve not tested previous version as they are of not much use to me. I wouldn’t be opposed to changing apps, however before
I did, I’d want to make sure it’s Audacity that is causing the problem. At the moment, I’m not sure. It’s very frustrating. Especially
since tomorrow is going to be another upload missed for my channel.