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Weird Sound

Hey people. It's been a while. I used to post here a lot back when I was full time in the industry. I'm trying to get back into recording a little bit. It would be great to reconnect with ya'll again. I downloaded a new DAW today and fired up a Scarlett interface that I had laying around. I can't get it to work right. When I record I get this weird electrical sound. Can anyone suggest how to troubleshoot this? I already tried switch the mic and cable. I'm using a power conditioner for everything that's running off AC.

Static interference during playback

I apologize in advance if this turns out not to be the right forum for this question. I'm essentially a noob when it comes to recording. You may see in my profile but I put together a fairly simple setup with an Audio-Technica AT-2020 connected to the art MP studio V3 preamp with its phantom power supplying the condenser mic. I have a cable adapter XLR to a USB-C so that I can connect it to my tablet. I'm shooting video with sound so that's where the tablet comes in. the tablet is shooting the video and I'm getting the audio from the mic and preamp.

Interference issue during recording


This is the issue I've been experiencing for couple years already, and I was never able to resolve, I hope Recording community will be able to help me...I need your help, BIG TIME.

What's going on: whenever I try to record a DI signal from my guitar I have noise in the background. That noise appears even when the guitar isn't plugged in.

Guitar pickup noise/interference, how to eliminate?

Getting that noise from the guitar where when you touch the strings it stops, but also discovered that it only does it when the guitarist is holding the guitar in the playing position, i.e. the pickup is facing out away from the guitarist. Noticed that when we turn the guitar around so that the back is facing out, the noise stops. We're in a residential finished basement. I turned off what I thought would be all the possible sources of the interference but can't seem to figure out what's causing this.

Unwanted low-level electronic interference from my recording signal path

Hello there,

When I start my computer and activate my DAW I find that I have a constant low-level electronic noise coming through my monitor speakers. It begins the minute that I plugin my digital interface which is a Scarlett 18i6.

I know that it could probably be a multitude of things but if people could offer some advice as to what some of the most likely causes might be and how I might be able to test for them so that the noise can be eliminated I would be most obliged.

Strange Sweeping Interference


I hope I've posted this in the right spot. I was recording some dialogue (audio book) and, when listening back, noticed a strange interference. Hopefully you can see in the image, the noise starts up in the high range, slowly creeps down to about the middle and then sweeps back up again. it also started soft, got louder and then trailed off again. this was over the course of about 25 min. What could cause something like this? Surely were not picking up bloody satellites.

PC recording - Sound Card interference

I'm trying to record on my PC.

I was interested in a sound card capable of good audio playback and recording, and was recommended a Xonar Essence STX. It turned out that while the Essence has a great sound quality, the recording quality of it is more than insufficient, especially for an item reviewed this positively (something that I unfortunately found out only later to be a pervasive issue for users on various forums, I should've asked for advice here first I suppose)

Wind Interference

Ok so I've ran into this problem ever time I've made a movie. I will eventually run into working on a day where the wind sucks and totally distorts the audio. The bad thing is it is present all over the audio. I always have to cut a ton of low end and doctor the rest so at least some is audible. Then I use a reverb to at least widen the little audio I still have. It sounds better but does anyone know a better way to correct this?


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