[audacity4blind] Re: Distortion when Singing

  • From: Sandra Gayer <sandragayer7@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:57:45 +0000

Hello Sharni,
Your problem is your microphone. Hedset microphones are not designed
for music. There is a big difference between speech and music and that
is why manufacturers market their products this way, focusing on
speech while others focus on music, depending on which microphone they
are trying to sell. Some high end microphones are great at capturing
speech and music but a hedset mic is definitely not high end. If you
are serious about recording your singing, you would do very well to
invest in a microphone designed for this purpose rather than forcing a
very basic product to do an elite job.

Very best wishes,

On 1/7/14, Sharni-Lee Ward <sharni-lee.ward@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm experiencing distortion while recording myself singing. I'm pretty sure
> it's the problem they refer to as "Clipping" in the manual. I've tried
> adjusting the input gain and moving the microphone away from my mouth a bit.
> I even adjusted the settings for the microphone in the Sound control panel
> to see if that would help (I only adjusted the quality produced by two
> channels, selecting "Studio Quality"). I tried the clip fix effect on a
> recording once but it didn't help. It doesn't do this when I'm talking, only
> when I'm singing, and only on certain notes.
> I am using a microphone attached to a headset with a volume control if that
> helps.

Soprano Singer

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