Menacing CLICK during guitar recording in SoundForge7

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  1. ilikecorona

    ilikecorona Guest

    Ok here's the deal. Everytime I record guitar into soundforge 7, I get a clicking noise. I just recorded some vocals and everything was fine, no click. I am mic'ing my amp with a shure sm57, which does not touch the grill. I have tried different patch cables, made sure there is no clipping what so ever, and also tried a different mic, the EV ND257B. The mic is plugged into my mixer (Alesis Multimix 12 FXD), which is connected to my audio interface (edirol UA-3) . The click happens pretty often and I really need to fix it as I am racing towards a deadline to finish a jingle. Please Help!!! and thanks!
  2. How hard are you pushing your amp? Do you have paper, polypropelyne, or hemp cones? What size is the speaker? Does the guitar click when you plug direct?

    The first three questions do a good job of telling you if your speaker is "bottoming out" (don't know if that's proper terminology, done that a few times). The last one makes sure you eliminate as much as possible in the signal chain.

    When speakers "bottom out" briefly, they make small clicks on peaks. Its where you send so much of a signal that the speaker gets pulled back too far and when another signal comes through it tries to pull back again before its been able to release. Its pretty fun to watch, but sounds like crap.
  3. ilikecorona

    ilikecorona Guest

    First of all, THANKS for helping!

    I just bipassed the amp, plugging straight into the audio interface and get the same clicking noise. I tried two guitars, 6 different cables and clean and distorted sounds(from a pedal). Still clicking!

    Either all 6 of my patch chords are bad, both of my guitars electronics are bad, or...........something is interfering. Please help me solve this problem!
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    As you are recording, watch your computer monitor (but try not to get close enough to add noise if it is CRT) and follow the track as it records. Does the cursor run smoothly from Left to Right or does it look like it is having a hard time keeping up with the recording track?
  5. KyroJoe

    KyroJoe Guest


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  6. ilikecorona

    ilikecorona Guest


    I tried recording a few samples in my older version of screenblast sound forge (came with my vaio), and didn't have the clicks on the 1st 3 recordings. Then on the 4th, I did get the clicks. Its gotta be a computer problem (running slow). I wish I could record into SF7 without the problem.

    Does anyone know how I can optimize sound forge on my computer so more memory is allocated to it?? would this be a good solution to my problem??
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Sounds like a hard drive issue to me, but it is tough to say for sure.
    Get a 2nd hard drive if you haven't already to use for audio ONLY.

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