[audacity4blind] Re: Distorted Recording

  • From: Vasundhara Raturi <vasundhara.raturi.97@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:21:41 +0300

Thanks a lot for your help mr. Gale,

It was the volume that was creating the problem.

Vasundhara Raturi.

On 10/17/12, Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> | From Vasundhara Raturi <vasundhara.raturi.97@xxxxxxxxx>
> | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:36:08 +0300
> | Subject: Distorted Recording
>> Thank you members for all of your help. Regarding the quality of my
>> microphone cable whether it is shielded or not, I am not very certain
>> about it. Yes, it is a microphone with cable connector and not USB.
>> Moreover, it is a headphone cum microphone. I am puzzled because this
>> problem wasn't happening before and I have tested it while talking to
>> someone or so, then it does not produce any electrical sound. Only at
>> the time of recording this problem is occuring and that too very
>> recently. I am quite sure that the connections are proper and
>> equidistant from the mains wires. I will have to give a second thought
>> before deciding to replace the sound card or my microphone because the
>> input is perfect in every other program except for this recording. I
>> will be greatful for any further guidance upon this issue.
>
> I would look at exactly what your input is in Audacity Device
> Toolbar (as Gene said).
>
> Also go to Windows "Sounds and Audio Devices". In the "Sound
> recording" panel, press the "Volume" button and check if you
> have a microphone boost for the headset that you don't need.
> You may have to press an "Advanced" button to find this out.
>
> In the "Sound playback" panel, press "Volume". If you have inputs
> you are not using which are unmuted, mute them.
>
>
>
>
> Gale
>
>
>
>> On 10/16/12, Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > | 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?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Gale
>> >
>> >
>> >> 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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