HELP! Problem with clicks w/ Audio Technica AT4040 Microphon

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by catface62, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. catface62

    catface62 Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    I own an AT8040 condenser mic and have recently encountered a problem with clicks at 1-3 hz (approx), which are intermittent, but quite annoying. To isolate the problem, I kept the same signal chain and just swapped out different mics, which confirmed that source as the AT4040.

    Does anyone have suggestions on what could be the problem?
    Have I somehow fried something in the circuitry of the mic?

    Thanks very much!
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    1-3hz? is the correct, or did you mean 1-3kHz?
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Is the mic in a humid environment? Does the clicking diminish after the mic is on for an extended period of time?
  4. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    I believe it would have to do with your A/D interface, do you use a firepod, or any other USB/Firewire connected device? If so then you must check on how much latency your device is set to, and in the case of the firepod, how much CPU usage is being taken. Most of the time the clicking is from too small of a latency, change the latency and usually the click goes away...I sometimes get it more frequently when recording bass.

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