1st time on forum. Have used Audacity several times (different PC) with no problems. Now using much later Toshiba with mic input and single headphone port out. Playback is typical “hollow”, or “in a barrel” sound. Cannot edit at all! After following several threads I see where ‘Dave’ recommended downloading a zip folder called Channel_Mixer and copy the .ny file to Audacity plug-ins folder.q. And with that invert one of the channels (I’m working with all mono material anyway). I extracted the .ny file but how do I paste it in the plug-ins folder? Where is the plug-ins folder?
Before you go completely off the rails, Windows has recording services you might want to turn off first.
You blew right by what you were recording and how you had it connected. I know what the connections are on a Windows laptop. What are you doing?
How you would paste any file on Windows - CTRL + V.
In the folder where you have Audacity. See Missing features - Audacity Support for how to install Nyquist plug-ins.
By the way, although it’s a bit more work, it helps others searching for help if you start a new topic for a different question. Thanks.
Thank you both for replying to my question. Koz: I meticulously did every step you outlined. The playback issue is still there. Is the implication that I need to re-record everything with these settings disables in order to get quality playback? Gale: There is no Audacity installation folder on my machine! Do I need to download such?
Is the implication that I need to re-record everything with these settings disables in order to get quality playback?
Yes. Windows Enhanced Services grabs the show during recording and applies the “corrections.” So you most likely have damaged show files or Projects. You should make a new test recording just to make sure the sound problem is gone. There’s no way to filter out that kind of sound damage from the old shows, so yes, you need to record those again.
Those of us paranoid audio types play back a show immediately after recording to make sure it’s not damaged.
It means whatever folder you are running Audacity from. If you are launching Audacity from a shortcut on the Desktop, right-click over the shortcut, choose Properties, then look in the “Start in” box for the folder where Audacity is.