[audacity4blind] Re: Distorted Recording

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:31:53 +0100

| From "Gene" <gsasner@xxxxxxxxx> 
| Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:51:28 -0500
| Subject: Distorted Recording
> You are wasting time if you worry about keeping the microphone cable
> separate from other wires.  A properly connected microphone cable does not
> pick up interference from other cables. 

I think a microphone cable connected to the sound card input could 
pick up interference from the computer or mains cables, especially 
if it is not a high quality shielded cable. These tips may help:
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Reducing_noise .

If it's a USB microphone, is it possible to change the cable, or is the 
cable built into the microphone? 


> I'm not sure what is causing the problem.  Have you disconnected and 
> reconnected the microphone?  What kind of microphone is it?  Is it a USB
> microphone or one that uses the
> microphone jack on the sound card.  If you unplug the microphone and
> record, is the hiss still present or only when the microphone is plugged
> in.  Whatever the problem is, it has  nothing to do with audacity.  Any
> recording program you use would produce the same results.  The problem is
> either a problem with your microphone or the sound card or a connection
> problem.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vasundhara Raturi" <vasundhara.raturi.97@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "audacity4blind" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:58 AM
> > Dear Members,
> >
> > I have downloaded the latest version of audacity onto my PC. However,
> > I am facing a problem while I record in audacity (this is a recent
> > problem which was happening even when I had Audacity 2.0.1). When I
> > record, a very distorted sound is produced, that is when I play my
> > recording, a "hiss" sound is produced as if the microphone is in
> > contact with any electric appliance and my voice is suppressed
> > completely because of this. I always ensure that during recording,
> > there should be a distance maintained between the microphone wire and
> > other electric wires. I tried to adjust the microphone volume in the
> > recording device section, but did not get any satisfactory results. I
> > am using windows XP. I will be greatful for any help provided.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Vasundhara Raturi

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