I have just started playing around trying to record some guitar with my laptop and audacity, and i get this weird problem, the sound is fine if I play really slow stuff, but if i am playing some fast metal, after about 5 seconds the quality starts declining rapidly then kinda sounds like underwater. If i stop for a few seconds then start again it will be fine, but if im playing constantly yeah it will get progressively worse quality.

Why is this?

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Man, never touch Audacity if you're seriously doing something.
hmmm... what sort of interface are you using?
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If you're using the on board laptop mic, some laptop mics have a noise gate type deal that will turn on to try and clear up sound for video chatting and what not, it's a possibility that it's turning on thinking you're getting a lot of background noise.
Last edited by Odirunn at Sep 12, 2011,
Odirunn, thanks, yeah there were some settings activated in my microphone properties, turned everything off and now it works fine,

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