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Ghost Sound

Postby fja_sos » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:14 am

Hi Folks,
I'm very new to sound engineering and am a self-taught amateur. I record a podcast with someone over Zoom but don't use the tracks Zoom creates. I record my vocal track through Audacity while he does the same with his vocal track. When I'm editing his audio track in Audacity, I can faintly hear myself when he's not talking. I can't hear him on my track. The only difference between our set-up is that he plugs his headphones into his computer, and my headphones are blue-tooth. I'm bewildered by this issue. I can clean it up on my side but it really slows down my work. Is this common or is it bizarre?
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Re: Ghost Sound

Postby Mike Stranks » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:49 pm

Welcome! :thumbup:

Could be bleed from his headphones into his mic or an artefact of the way you're recording.

Personally I wouldn't worry about it... if you were in the same room there would almost certainly be some spill of sound into the 'other' mic anyway.
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Re: Ghost Sound

Postby fja_sos » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:44 pm

Thanks, Mike. I'm glad it isn't something wrong that I'm doing. :-D
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