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Discussion in 'Microphones' started by NicolausX, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. NicolausX

    NicolausX Active Member

    Hello everyone , i know this is my first post and please don't assist judge on that
    i have a big problem and i need some help i haven't had a problem with microphones
    since ever but now i have changed my PC and a background noise is coming on
    with every record i make at first i believed that the microphone is the problem
    but after testing a dozen of them i have realized that the PC has a problem.

    New my microphone is : Rode Classic II

    It shot have a pure quality output, but instead i get a noisy recording
    out of a expensive microphone.
    I hope i get some help because it's driving me crazy, i made a
    small recording for analysis and determination :

    Recording Test

    All the best.
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    The Rode Classic II is a nice mic. Did you really test a dozen of them? What sort of pre-amp and interface are you connecting it to?

    I'm sorry I would rather not listen to your sample because you have put it up as a download and I would prefer to listen to streaming data from unknown sites.
  3. NicolausX

    NicolausX Active Member

    Yes i have tested lots of them i have a shop store near me
    that let you take home the microphones and if you don't rip
    out the label they put on it you can give them back
    if you are not satisfied with the product.

    I liked the Rode Classic II so i bought this one
    new the paradox is that i have a old PC and on
    the old PC , Rode outputs crystal clear voice,
    how is that for life...
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    OK, but what interface or pre-amp are you using?
  5. NicolausX

    NicolausX Active Member

    The Preamp i have is ART Tube MP but im not sure if its correct name.
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    To the best of my knowledge, you're plugging your microphone into a preamp. This is not an audio interface this is just a preamp. You're taking the output of your preamp and plugging it into what in your computer? If you are going into the sound card supplied with your computer, there is where your mistake is occurring. The sound will generally be unfortunate, unflattering, unlistenable, undeniably awful. So a simple external USB audio interface is a professional necessity. Some of those actually already have microphone inputs and instrument inputs. You would plug your microphone preamp output, into the instrument, 1/4 inch unbalanced input on the audio interface. I actually utilize USB audio interfaces that do not have built-in microphone preamp's. That's because, like yourself, I utilize external preamps. So I don't need an interface with the microphone preamps already built in. But then again, for the home recording enthusiast, the ones that actually have the microphone preamps built-in give you an additional flavor to record with. Then you can evaluate whether you should use your external preamp into your audio interface or just utilize the microphone preamp within the external audio interface. You'll like having that kind of a choice. And you probably won't be spending much more than 35 extra dollars US per channel of microphone preamp in the audio interface. So, one can get a respectable USB audio interface that accepts 1/4 inch unbalanced guitar inputs and XLR balanced microphone inputs for as little as $150 US. The ones without the XLR microphone preamps still generally go for around $85 US and up.

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