I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam on this forum, and there are as many views and solutions as the number of users and contributors.
When I look it up online - again, everyone has an opinion and solution which work for some people but not for others.
Even I thought that finally I solved this issue - nope. Somehow, it has come back.
The issue: When recording my voice through my Blue Yeti Pro mic, I get super tiny clicks which are often joined together.
At some point I downloaded the De-clicker plugin which does work, however it affects the quality of the audio, which I don’t like, and while for most people it would be unnoticeable, for my super sensitive hearing it is bad.
Since I don’t have the instructions how to reduce the audio damage (which settings do what), I use it only sparingly for the specific identified clicks.
A predominant view is that the buffer overflow causes those clicks, so I have tested all lengths from 0 to 600. Yes, the number and intensity of clicks changes, but the change is not predictable or stable, and I still am not able to stop them completely. I run one test - the clicks are almost gone. I run another test - they are back as bad as before.
Yes, I have eliminated other programs taking up the resources etc although I don’t feel this is the cause.
And here is the kicker: when I upgraded Audacity to 3.2.0 - the clicks were almost completely (95%) gone.
but then, when due to the heavy and slow behaviour of smart clips significantly stalling my workflow, I had to revert back to 3.1.3 - and the clicks came back.
So - as much as your developers would hate to admit - it looks like the clicks issue IS linked to the older versions of Audacity.
could you please advise if we will get the option to disable the smart clips? because now it looks like I have an impossible choice to make: between the slow and cumbersome DAW or the clicks.
do you have the instructions (explanation in layman terms) of the de-clicker plugin which was offered free by one of the users? My main question is which setting do I need to change to minimise the overall reduction of the audio quality (loss of richness) when I need to run it over not just for one word but the whole sentence or paragraph.