Microphone making subtle noise...Shure KSM 27

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sshot1977, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. sshot1977

    sshot1977 Guest

    Shure KSM 27 side-address condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. I purchased this mic about a year ago. Things ran smoothly up until last week when i began noticing these constant little snaps and pops(they are more prevalent when i am not making noise into the mic). It's barely noticeable but it does show up in my recordings, especially when i use vocal effects(I'm using a boss br1600). The more i turn up the main volume the ouder the annoyance gets... Now i play and record mainly acoustic music and last week i recorded some louder rock guitars. Do you think i could have blown something in the mic itself? Or is this something as simple as buying a new cord? Could it be the 16 track? any help would be appreciated...
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001

    Sounds like it could be a cord that has seen better days. Maybe try a good quality cable, and see if it still happens.
    If that doesn't work, turn down the gain on your pre amp and see if there is a threshold where the noise starts at. What I mean is...does the noise go away alot or only a little at any point as you are turning down the gain pot (pre amp)?
    Sometimes a trim pot (pre amp) will work fine on a mic at appox. 4 o'clock, but turn it up just a little more and all of the sudden the damn mic is making all sorts of new weird noises.
    Let me know if you find out anything new.
    Good luck! :)

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