Hello again everyone. I have returned after fixing some other issues with my mic through this forum a few months ago so i thought it would be best to stop here.
I have attached a few seconds of audio that i recorded recently and am not quite sure what the problem is. I keep my mic well cleaned and coverd when not in use to prevent dust from getting on it. I use a pop filter when in the process of recording and the mic is a hood 1 1/2 to 2 feet from my voice during recording.
The problem areas are after the words Back with and it sounds like a pop and then whatever happens when i say raiders. However i’m not quite sure what has or can cause this problem.
It’s pretty certain what’s happening. Your recording system is going on a mini-vacation here and there. It’s particularly egregious about 10.6 seconds. Attached. Swipe sideways.
It’s rampant and I don’t know we ever fixed the past performers who had this problem.
OK, technically, it’s not shutting down. There is data in that straight-line hole, but near as I can tell, it’s totally silent. It’s not you. You see most of the blue waves are lumpy-bumpy and there is an abrupt straight line down and then up? That’s the tick sound at each one of the holes. If you were good with the blue line magnifier, you could probably find all of them—the others are not this obvious.
I use a pop filter when in the process of recording and the mic is a hood 1 1/2 to 2 feet from my voice during recording.
It’s not you and you don’t have to do that. Somewhere just over a good fist from the pop filter should do it.
Yes it’s the original cable that came with the mic. Desktop computer. USB connections havent changed the issue and i regularly use the ones in the back because i need the front ones for usb thumb drives ect. Yes i’m directly connected to the usb port no hub or splitter
My other thread was about poping with my mic turned out when i cleaned it last time i had missed some dog hair ( still not sure how that go on there unless it did it dureing a recording session because i cover it when it’s not in use) and that is what was causing it. After i did another cleaning didnt have any issues with anything till this current issue.
i’m aware of how computers work i’m in the process of getting my CS degree
It could be argued you should be telling us what the problem is.
.06 seconds is a pretty serious chunk of time for the machine to stop paying attention to the USB data stream. That was the approx gap at the end of your sample.
I guess the question is what else do you have at super-high priority, and what happens if you lower them?
It’s powerful tempting to blame the Yeti. Yetis are responsible for pages of Audacity complaints and even a custom “Yeti Curse” filter, but I don’t think it’s the problem this time.
One Audacity note. Audacity does not apply affects or filters in real time. It always records what the computer feeds it. There is process management. You can use Timer Record. "“Wake up at 6AM and record for a half-hour.” That does happen in real time.
How well does the Yeti work on another machine? Audacity license is free. If the Yeti has troubles on two machines, The Yeti may actually have internal problems—particularly since you said the damage seems to follow your words. If they both fail, it may the Yeti or cable. If only one fails, it may be your machine.
Probably yes however i’m better at programs than i am with audio hence why i came here. I’ll try another machine see if i can find another one lying around here. Nothing else has high priority during the recordings the only thing that would be higher would be OS real time priority that i can’t change if it is the yeti i still have a warranty and can send it in
So i went and tested the microphone on another computer and it works perfectly fine the only thing i can think of now is a computer issue or the context of the room. The other room has a soft chair and rug floors where the room i record in has a wooden chair i sit in and wooden floors. I’m thinking it might be the floor stelling or the wooden chair i’m going to replace the wooden chair and lay a blanket down on the floor to prevent noise from it and see if it helps the issue.
i’m going to replace the wooden chair and lay a blanket down on the floor to prevent noise from it and see if it helps the issue.
I super-duper doubt it. Wearing my pointy elf-hat for a second, the gap I found in your presentation has an 85dB noise floor. That has to be broken between the microphone and the computer, not in front of the wind screen.
After you get it running, then I’ll beat up your floors.