Hi. I’m using Windows 10, Audacity 2.x and I used the .exe installer.
I use the program to record demo vocals of songs with my laptop’s internal microphone. I import a backing track with no problem - it plays back perfectly. Until recently, I could just hit record, a new track would be created and I could record vocals with no problem. Now, however, when I do this, the recording sounds distorted and at a very low-pitch, even though I haven’t changed any settings. I’ve checked the tutorials and tried to act on the suggestions - I seem to be recording and playing back my vocals at the same sample rate (which I’ve set to 44100). Can anyone shed some light on this please?
Please give us all three Audacity version numbers from Help > About Audacity… . If it says “2.x” it’s bogus and may harm your computer. Audacity supplied by us is always available at http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.
If these are professional/commercial demos you should be using something much better than a laptop internal mic.