I am trying to record some vocals and every time I record, the vocals are a) too low, even though I have repeatedly made sure nothing is muted in the audio control panel and all volume controls are way up (both in playback and recording), and b) there is an incredibly annoying high-pitched hum above it.
At first I thought it might have been the mic itself, as I was using something really old and useless, so a friend gave me a better one (on it it says: Audio Technica ATM41HE Hi-Energy Hypercardioid Lo-Z Dynamic). I tried recording with it but the hum is still there!
I have also tried recording with different software, in case I was messing up the settings, so I've tried with Sony ACID Music Studio 5.0 and Audacity 1.2.1. Same results with both.
I've recorded a test so anyone can hear the high-pitched hum if it might be helpful. You can download it here:
Thanks so much for any help. I don't know what else to do.