I am a new user of Audacity 3.3.3 and only just starting to learn about recording. I am using a condenser microphone but also used a Shure SM58 earlier. I have used two different audio interfaces to connect my mikes through USB to my laptop.
I am recording a song that requires me to sing rather quietly in the verses and very loudly in the choruses. No matter what I do, no matter what equipment I use, I get a weird doubling effect in the chorus. Sometimes, too, it will sound like a split second of the recording gets “pinched” off or squelched.
I have made recordings with gains on both the interface and the Audacity track set very low so there is no chance of hitting peak levels, but it still happens (again, reminder that I’ve used two completely different types of mikes). There are no red lines on the Show Clipping (post-recording; I just learned of this feature and turned it on, but I’m not sure if it only works WHILE recording or if it can work post-recording).
Can anyone give me possibilities to check out? I’ve recorded this track over a dozen times.