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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
I recently bought an SM-57. I have problems when recording with it; I know that it is not the microphone or lo-z cable or lo-hi z adapter because I have used it in limited equipment circumstances and it performs well.]