I've been trying to record an acoustic guitar some time with samson g track (Now I know, not the best choice.) and ths S/N ratio was really bad. I mean, there was lots of noise, and I could never get my signal go over (putting it's sensativity high) -20db without sounding really hissy and noisy. Now I got the presonus audiobox kit. While it is it better, is still gives out some noise, when I try to record. If I push the gain on the pre amp for the mic up to -15 - -10 db (in any DAW) or higher, it's noisy. Yet, all the other recording's ever sound much more louder then my non-sense and they are free of noise. The noise, I suspect, might be from the computer. The fan or the sound-card, or something. That's really killing everything I try to do...is there any way to either lessen the noise, or record a lower level wave and make it louder without normalizing? =\ p.s. The noise also likes to occur every 1-2 seconds. Like blump, blump. By there's still a tonn of hiss too. I really think it's the fan, but to make sure... Any help would be appreciated.