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Problems with my TAPE OUT!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MaticMlakar, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. MaticMlakar

    MaticMlakar Guest

    Hey!

    I'm new at these place! :wink:

    So...let's go to that problem!
    I have a BEHRINGER EUROPOWER PMX2000 for my band. We tryed to record some stuff onto a computer (i have a SOUNDBLASTER LIVE! 5.1 soundcard)... and there it went wrong!
    When i put the "chinchs" into the TAPE OUT there comese some little noise out..and it is al the time doing this quiet noise...like "brrrrrrrrbrrbrbrrbrrrrr"....
    When i turn the power down there is still that noise on my computer....but when i pull out the energy plug...ther is everything quiet again....but what helps it if i can't record...!!!

    Please i need some help!
    Thank you!
     
  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sounds like a common ground loop to me.

    Try lifting the ground on one of the pieces of gear.

    WARNING: do this only for testing purposes, it is unsafe to keep it this way. SHOCK HAZARD!!!

    But, it should make the hum go away. If it does, then try getting your power source from a different circuit.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Or try plugging the computer and the Behringer into the same wall outlet ... Ground loops are created when there are 2 seperate paths to the ground, as from two different outlets. By making sure all your audio gear is plugged into the same wall outlet, you are insuring that all paths to ground are common and elimante any ground loop.

    Let us know if this cured the problem ... If it doesn't I would next look to the Behringer.. It's likely there may be a fault there.
     
  4. MaticMlakar

    MaticMlakar Guest

    Ow...thank you very much!

    But i figured it out now! It wasn't my BEHRINGER EUROPOWER....it's my soundcard i guess!....
    ...whenever i un-mute the mic input on the status bar on my computer...there comes this backrud "Hush"....like a old vynil if you know what im talking 'bout?

    So....what is there wrong?...is my SOUNDCARD broke or do i have to use another input?

    I have a Creative LIVE! 5.1....

    thnx for the help!
     
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    It may be your soundcard picking up noise in the computer ... and this is why many of the better soundcard set ups have the converters in an external box, away from the computer.. I can't speak to the quality of your soundcard .. but some of the newer ones that are in the computer are pretty quiet .. I think the noise problems were with older cards..
     
  6. drumrob

    drumrob Active Member

    MaticMlakar,

    Please excuse me if I'm thinking too basic here, but are you plugged in to the "line in" or "mic in" on your Soundblaster Live? You should go from the mixer to the "line in". You may then also need an adapter to go from two mono outs on the mixer (left and right) to a stereo mini-plug (1/8") to plug into that line in.

    Have fun!

    Rob
     

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