I am new to Audacity and I have been trying to record my voice for a radio show alongside some mp3’s. Transferring the MP3’s to audacity is not a problem - the quality is good. However, when I record my voice there seems to be a noise throughout the recording. It’s a sharp / spiking noise. It seems that when the maximum output meter level is reached this noise is generated. This happens even when I am not speaking. When I zoom in into the actual portion of the file I can see a sharp hike which has been formed from this annoying noise.
I cant cut it out each time because in a recording of 10 seconds it can make the sound 10-15 times. The microphone I use is basic, but it detects my voice and plays it back fine too. It’s just the additional interference I am having the problems with. I’ve not seen anyone else with this problem so I’d be interested in getting a resolution to this.