November 22, 2007
I am new to Audacity. I want to copy audio via a line-in, from a cassette or record-player or similar source. I can follow the instructions about the basics, and I have tried several times to make a recording. Everything appears to go fine, but when I play back what I’ve recorded, I get static that was not on the original. Every ten seconds or so, at irregular intervals, there’s a short sharp “blat”. It sounds almost like a fart - but spare me any dumb jokes, please! It’s not due to volume overload. Nor do the various filters seem to help; I can’t get rid of the sounds at all, except by compete deletion of that point. It happens even when I record simply from the radio, so it’s nothing to do with the cassette recording as such. Any ideas? Please help if you can. Thanks.