Home Recording - Too Much Noise

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by NorthwindNS, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. NorthwindNS

    NorthwindNS Guest

    Hey! I just joined the forum a few minutes ago!

    Anways, I am having some difficulties recording. The reasoning could either be that I am too much of a perfectionist when it comes to recording music, or it could be that my "studio" is not setup right. All of my recording equiptment is in my bedroom (not the perfect place for acoustics, sound proofing, ect.) which is located on the second level of my house. There are two windows; if that is important information.

    I am recording with a BOSS BR-1180 CD with a NADY TCM 1050 Tube Microphone. When I record, I place the microphone as far away as possible from the recording device, but I still get large amounts of a "hiss" type noise. The microphone picks up everything... including small signals from the television downstairs.

    Hopefully somebody has a few ideas for me.

  2. 1 - Turn down the TV. By force, if necessary.
    2 - Put your Boss in the closet or, if it's large closet, cram yourself and the mic in there. The clothes should do a good work dampening the signal. Just watch out for excessive bass end.
  3. NorthwindNS

    NorthwindNS Guest


    Thanks for the reply. I'll try that!
  4. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Hang a few duvets or other thick textiles in a corner.

    Sing in the corner (now well damped) having the mic pointing towards you. This puts the less sensitive backside of the mic towards the other noises (assuming the mic is a cardoid).

    Good luck


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