Hello, I record audio tutorial at my home studio and has no connection with creating music so my requirement is very basic (just to record clean audio as much as possible at my end). Issue: I was facing a noise issue which was coming on its own when I start recording (while monitoring I noticed, sometimes there was modulating and phasing frequency (going up and down) and the other time it was whine in the noise) somehow that is fixed now: Solution: For last two days I've been doing many things for ex: I rearranged the usb and power cables, shuffled the power sockets and plugs so that nothing overlaps on anything: Its seems something is working now so I did the demo recording and this recording sounds clean to my ears but you will be the judge: I set the gain to 50% (instead of 65% on which I usually record) in AI (Scarlett solo 2nd gen) Demo recording: I did two recordings one using ASIO driver and other using Waveout driver in Reaper: Used ASIO drivers Gain 50%: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hjwk6ujq9yfm923/Laptop_ASIO-Gain50%.mp3?dl=0 Used Waveout drivers Gain 50%: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5m0oreuwb6mm6v/Laptop_WaveoutDrivers-Gain50%.mp3?dl=0 2. After listening to the audio files, do they sound clean recording? 3. And is the gain appropriate? (if I had increased the gain in AI then mic would have picked up noise because it was noisy outside while recording) Let me know your feedback Thanks in advance!