Help With Filters In GarageBand

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by MTPAPA121, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. MTPAPA121

    MTPAPA121 Guest

    Im recording in garageband and on my melody track i get a contstant Hiss / Fuzz because im using pregain with amp simulation. its not happening on the other tracks i used that guitar on. Is there any filter i can use to get rid of this fuzz cause its really ruining the way the song sounds. thanks
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    What interface hardware are you using? It sounds as though you need to use some external clean gain ahead of the amp simulation instead of winding up the pregain.
  3. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    Hello MTPAPA121,
    I have garageband too. If you are using the amp simulator and want to get rid of the hiss you will have to edit it out. Fade in and out so the noise is gone when you need silence. if you look at the track when it is selected there is a triangle shaped button, next to the red dot record button. Look all the way to the right and you will see that the triangle is pointing down. Push that and a track volume header will appear along with its automation grid. Use the grid to make volume changes with your mouse. You just draw the volume up or down by using your mouse to make dots that connect together to automate your track. Another thing you may want to consider using a humbucking pickup on your guitar. That helps get rid of interference caused by electric guitar pickups.

    hope that helps,
  4. MTPAPA121

    MTPAPA121 Guest

    Im just plugging an instrument cable into a 1/4" to headphone to the line in, no interface it works fine for me.
  5. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    Well that explains the noise and hiss. Time to get an audio interface. Next problem will be latency, then track synchronization, then overall audio quality where everything just sounds a little too thin, then ...

    If there was a thread entitled "Why shouldn't I use my built in sound card?" It would go on forever with reasons.
  6. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    Yep, interface time. Guitars have a low level signal and need a preamp for recording.

    You probably have to raise the gain so high to get a recordable signal.

  7. MTPAPA121

    MTPAPA121 Guest

    No actualy i dont its giving me a good sound. but im ganna borrow a firebox interface from my friend or try one at school and see what happens.

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