This is an ongoing issue which I have been struggling with for years and have reported before, and have read several posts and advice on this forum and online ranging from completely different solutions to there is nothing that can be done. By following some advice I have reduced this issue, but not completely.
I can’t accept that this can’t be completely fixed.
During my voice recording via Yeti Pro mic directly to Audacity, I get tiny, tiny-weenie clicks which are still audible. They used to be much bigger, and I was able to significantly reduce them by increasing the buffer setting from 100 to over 500 - and yes, it worked!
To an extent.
I can remove clicks between the words, but not those under the voice. I tried the “click removal” feature - it doesn’t help, as it changes the audio quality of the voice which I can’t do. So if they are audible, I have to re-record that section, and having to do many times in the project, it adds a significant amount of time to my workflow, which is really bad.
It’s not the mic issue, by the way. My voice recordings on Zoom where I use the same mic and are also saved locally on my computer - do not have those clicks. So that’s an important clue, pointing to Audacity.
It looks like the buffer length holds the key (not so much latency, unless these two values must always have the same relationship).
Would you be able to advise please:
- is there a fixed relationship between the buffer and latency settings? All I know is that latency is a negative value.
- I tried the buffer setting from 100 to 600 - a higher value seems to help, but if I don’t change the latency accordingly, this could be still an impact.
- If the mic and Windows sound card are excluded by the non-affected local Zoom recordings - what do I need to change in Audacity to eliminate those tiny clicks?