windows 10, audacity version 2.3.3
When recording hot my meter shows clipping at -6 and not 0 and I can’t reach beyond -6 (even when my input is turned up to the max). I used a different daw to see if I had the same issue. In Ocenaudio it clips like normal when it reaches 0db. Any way to fix this? Should re-install Audacity?
This helped me somewhat, although changing the channel to 1 instead of 2 in the window settings for my Focusrite didn’t change anything.
However, I changed the host to WASPI and now the meter works fine and shows me when I am actually clipping. Is it fine to record my mono track (voice only) in WASPI?
Yes, I believe DVDdoug was referring to loopback. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t use WASAPI.
Perhaps DVDdoug will comment
There’s nothing wrong with WASAPI (as long as it works in your situation). WASAPI is the “latest & greatest”. MME is the oldest and I think Direct Sound was introduced with Windows 95.
Loopback is like the old “What-U-Hear” and it’s recording/capturing what’s going into the playback-side of the soundcard (so what you eventually hear). Loopback is normally used for recording streaming audio. It’s fully-digital but the audio stream can get altered and if your computer makes “beep” (or other sounds) that will be recorded too.