Please Help me fix this ASAP

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Dilsoc, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Dilsoc

    Dilsoc Active Member

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    Hey.. I created an account to talk to the pros, you guys, I need help ASAP..
    it's been about a year since it started doing this and I dunno what to do anymore... I am so frustrated I dont even know what to call this sound and it seems I am the only one getting this issue

    I've tried fixing grounding (nothing) I checked components inside my PC (Nothing) I've aisolated noise and take all electric gadgets away from the MIC and PC, I've tried Windows settings I've tried plugin the Mic in another PC (that works) I tried pluggin the same mic (but from my friend) in the PC and it still makes the same noise...
    I can't seem to fix it and its been going on for ever I should say that I found it louder when my PC is under heavy load
    I've been thinking it could be related to the PSU or something like that.. if so.. how do I fix it Please!!

    Samson Meteor USB Condenser MIC

     

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  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    You've come ask the PROs how to fix a 69$ mic... lol
    First make sure you've chosen the mic as a recording source in your software and not windows (what you hear) option.
    Second, be sure to talk to the front of the mic between 6 & 9 inches. (this will force you to lower the volume of the mic to get proper levels and therefor lower the noise level.

    Second, this isn't a recipe for success. USB mics are often discussed here which indicates they aren't the best choice.
    I would check for an external audio interface and an xlr mic. (Ex focusrite 2i2 and SM58)
     
  3. Keith Johnson

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    Why not? Surely they'd be best placed to help? ;)

    The last time I came across something like this, I seem to remember it being diagnosed as something like internal groundloops between the computer components...or something like that...it was in the PC forum on sound on sound...in which case there's likely not much you can do about it...meaning that the external interface option may be the way forwards if you absolutely must use that computer.
     
  4. Dilsoc

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    I have done that, it is infront of me and the recording I sent is at a 100% so you could tell me what the sound is... since it's a wierd sound I dont even know h ow to describe yesterday I heard some people calling it "beeping"
    the Mic is cheap but its the best on that price range since as I said works fine in other PC's etc but other Mics dont work in my PC I dont want to lower that noise what ever it is, I want to REMOVE IT
     
  5. Dilsoc

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    I dont understand what could be causing it I've checked all my components I fixed grounding from the outlets and my PC is 3 years old but it is still a monster.. sorry an external interface? do you mean such as audacity or any of those?

    if I bought an AudioTechnica AT2020 fix that or would I still have that terrible sound?
     
  6. Kurt Foster

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    it sounds like room and fan noise to me. move the mic as far away from the PC as you can and see if that brings the noise down.
     
  7. Dilsoc

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    I just noticed it can be heard while watching videos at youtube, if you ever played MW3 sounds like a warthog (A-10)
     
  8. Dilsoc

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    tho you can hear those through the mic they aren't so loud, my main issue is that I can hear some type of static cracking and beeping all at the same time
     
  9. kmetal

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    sounds like a blue tooth, network card, or cell phone to me. could even be RFI. not exactly sure if it is that, but those can sound similar. even something else on the usb bus could cause noise. several ports could be on the same bus, which is common. if you haven't done the computer OS optimization / setting adjustments common for audio computers, it would be a great place to start. I don't have the link handy but there's a pretty recent thread here about the topic, with great links and insight.
     
  10. Dilsoc

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    I installed Samson's Sound deck wich helped me reduce the noise but I can still hear it not terrible but its.. annoying to say the least, but it gets louder when I am doing some heavy process, I know its not Phones or etc cause I've removed all but, when I unplug my USB Wifi Adapter the sound reduces a bit or at least I think it is, but I dont think thats the issue, I was thinking Dirt in the PSU CPU or even GPU but I've clean them over and over, maybe badly enough to not change a thing..
    I will look for that Computer OS optimization thing.. let you know how it works thanks...
     
  11. Dilsoc

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    I can't seem to find anything, could you provide a link to me please?
     
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    I feel like I am playing FNAF thats the sound the cameras make with the static.. please I need help I can't work like this
     
  13. DonnyThompson

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    1, don't trust the built in soundcard/ interface in your computer. They are cheap and are not made or meant for what you want to do.
    2. Look at getting an external audio interface and mic preamp. You can get into one-channel USB audio interfaces for under $100.
    Presonus and Focusrite are good places to start.

    3. Take the USB mic back and get a cheap condenser. The AT2020 is around $50, I think. You'll also need an XLR mic cable to connect the mic to your external device. The 2020 is Not even close to "pro" by any means, but you'll be able to get the signal into your recording program with a lot better (and quieter) quality than what you're getting now ...by connecting it to the external USB interface.

    4. Condenser mics - like the AT2020 - require 48v phantom power to work. Most, ( if not all) external mic pre/ interfaces have this phantom power, switchable to on/off. Remember to make sure the phantom power button is on when using a condenser mic.

    Finally, From now on, check with us before you buy something. It'll save you a great deal of BS in the future.

    -d
     
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  14. dvdhawk

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    You've made a couple video game references so far, are you recording music, or using this mic for comms while gaming?
     
  15. Dilsoc

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    Really? sorry didn't notice I am a gamer at heart, I record my voice while playing videogames, and podcasts, I am planning on doing music when ever I get to fix this and buy better equipment
     
  16. Dilsoc

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    Ok.. well wont fix the issue I have right now but it sure is good to know all of this.. I will start saving up then.. thanks
     
  17. DonnyThompson

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    Try this:
    Hook up your USB Samson to your computer.
    Now, go to Control Panel/Audio to make sure your system is seeing the USB mic on the list of available audio devices.
    Look to see which audio/sound driver is set for default for your system.
    If any other devices/drivers are selected, disable them and select the Samson USB mic as your system default.
    Open your DAW program ( Audacity, Sonar, Reason, Presonus, etc, whatever you're using ; and make sure that your Recording program is recognizing the Samson USB Mic as an audio input / output source.
    Somewhere in your recording software you'll find "settings for audio", or "audio configuration" or something similarly named.
    Open this and set your Record buffers for 128.
    Set your playback buffers for 512.
    (This is a starting position setting, you may need to increase both sets of buffers depending on your PC specs).
    Record a vocal, play it back, and see what happens, then tell us. Provide audio if there are still issues.
    -d.
     
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  18. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    Sorry sir, but having a proper audio interface and better mic WILL make a BIG difference in the quality. Donny gave you very valid points.
    Also, if you are driving the microphone to maximum, it's probably where the noise is being generated to begin with.
    Lower the gain, get closer to the mic see if it makes any difference.

    You should know that most RO members can say 'Been there, done that' when they read you question.
    We are taking the time in hope you are willing to do what it takes to make your sound better.

    Why don't you post a recording of your voice so we can hear the noise in context.
     
  19. DogsoverLava

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    Try disabling SLI
     
  20. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    Interesting ?? doesn't it activate only with two video cards ??
     

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