Digital noise when trying to record

Discussion in 'Recording' started by durkmusic, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. durkmusic

    durkmusic Active Member

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    Hi, I am trying to record vocals and have been for years. The problem is, there is digital noise or hum while no sound is going into the mic. I have turned off the mic and there is still the same hum. I have unplugged the mic, still same noise. I have concurred that this must be some sort of digital noise and this has always been a problem on 3 computers, 2 mics, 4 soundcards, and countless programs. I must be doing something wrong here. I am currently using FL studio to record since it is the easiest to see what is going on with the audio, I have a condenser and passive mic which i use separately in an external creative soundcard. I can take pictures of everything answer any questions, I have even recorded audio from the input of line/mic with the mic unplugged and uploaded it here:

    link didn't work so check below for new link with video...

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. durkmusic

    durkmusic Active Member

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    Please, any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Give us more details of your audio interface or soundcard and how you are connecting it all up.

    I can't get your sound sample to play.
     
  4. durkmusic

    durkmusic Active Member

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    Okay, here is a video on youtube that should give you all the info you need. If you need anything else just ask. Thank you so much for your help.

    YouTube - Digital Noise When Recording

    Idk what it is... I honestly can't figure it out. I have searched all over the internet and I've gotten nowhere.

    Please help me out on this. Thank you.
     
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Thanks for posting that, but the camera was moving around so much I couldn't see what make and type of soundacrd you were using.
     
  6. durkmusic

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    Haha sorry I don't have the steadiest hand...

    It's a Creative Labs Model No. SB1090
    X-fi

    And the soundcard in my desktop is supposed to be the best one for a motherboard. I chose the best ASUS motherboard with the best soundcard for this reason and it still didn't solve it... so then I got this soundcard to see if it made any difference...

    I mean it has to be the soundcards I can't think of any other reason...
     
  7. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Yes, that type of soundcard and the built-in ones are meant for gaming and for home theatre, and are not really suitable for professional audio. A medium-price USB or FireWire audio interface would make a world of difference.

    I don't know whether you have thought about a budget for a proper interface, but you should be aiming for something like the TC Electronic Konnekt 8 or the Impact Twin or the E-MU 0202 USB 2.0.
     
  8. durkmusic

    durkmusic Active Member

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    How much money are we talkin here?

    Oh wow I just looked $300... is there anything else that can give me good quality recording without costing so much? Just seeing if there is anything out there...

    Thanks.
     

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