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Need help removing this backgroud noise

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Bodo92, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Bodo92

    Bodo92 Guest


    First of all I have to admit i have a very basic microphone so maybe thats accounts for the annoying noise which I am sure others also hear when they record with Windows Sound Recorder.

    This is what I am talking about
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    How can I remove this background noise from my recordings?
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Welcome to the world of Electromagnetic Interference.
    Sounds like the hum on any normal computer mo-bo.
    Purchasing an external interface will probably help.

    What is your current gear? Audigy?
  3. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    i am with greener. can you post a longer clip with the actual music recorded? there are software plugins that can help in cleaning it up. it can also make things worse if overdone.
  4. Bodo92

    Bodo92 Guest

    I just want to record my voice with the mic I have with as little interference as possible. What software would you recommend to do the job of minimizing the interferences?
  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    How is software going to combat random electrons being forced to move due to magnetic interference? The affect is not something you can hide, you need shielding, you need to move the analog part of the equation away from that noisy powersupply and motherboard... You need freedom. Cast off the shackles of onboard mic pre's and hunt out the Interference Demons.

    Seriously though, get an external interface. You can get ones for under US$100 that sound clean.

    Why edit the sound away with a $1000 piece of software when you can just not record it in the first place?
  6. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    once again, i am with you greener. yes, you need to address the issue so you don't have to deal with same problem down the road. the software comes in only if the recording is a keeper and you have no other way to do another take. there is a tool for almost everything.

    for $240. you can get izotop RX software or, for the same price, an M-Audio FireWire 410 (or some other brand). i would go for the audio interface if i were you.
  7. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    FYI Windows Sound Recorder is an excellent program. It does the job, doesn't it?

    Your soundcard is causing the noise, not the program.

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