From: Audacity Help <audacityhelp@au...> - 2005-02-10 14:01:02
Andy Northall wrote:
> i'm currently using audacity 1.2.3. i've got my 4-track recorder plugged
> into the 'line-in' socket on my computer, to download some tracks i've been
> working on. when i try to record them on to audacity, there's a 'jump' on
> the download every now and then, that isn't on the original recording. the
> recording isn't clipping, as far as i can tell, nor is it going into the
> red, as i'm playing back from the 4-track at quite a low level. can you
> suggest what might be causing this, and how i can stop it?
This is an issue with the speed at which your computer is writing data, and keeping up with the data comming from the sound card. If the system can't keep up, it drops data and so jumps appear in the recording.
Information on speeding up your machine to deal with this can be found in these links: