Static when recording guitar by direct input! HELP!!

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  1. jsparker

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    This is really worrying me because I dont really know what the problem could be! I'll explain. The way that I record my guitars is by direct input. Direct input as in I take my guitar cable, plug it into a quarter inch jack, then plug it into my audio interface. That's really the only way I can do it because I just cant afford to upgrade right now. And once Ive recorded the guitar tracks, I give them some tweaks through "Amplitude" software, to make them sound more full. I've recorded this way for a long time and never had a single problem in doing so.
    Well a couple of nights ago, I tried to record (the way I explained) and I was getting some static sounds and pops within my tracks. Wouldn't hear this until I was finished recording. The more takes I tried, the more the static would build up and become more and more intense. Also let me say that I heard these noises once I listened to the track right after I recorded them (before I would even use Amplitude). I tried 2 different guitars, and 3 different cables and the static continued to grow. I'm recording through Sonar 7 Studio Edition on a Gateway M-1617 laptop. Once again, Ive never had problems like this before. Anyone familiar with this or know the solution??
    Hit me back!!
  2. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Could it be a driver issue? I couldn't get amplitube to work the way I wanted with my direct in. I moved to Guitar Rig 3 and LOVE it.
  3. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    you mentioned you have the problem the more tracks you add. perhaps you are taxing your system. have you tried to change your buffer settings? record at lower buffer settings, listen (and mix) at higher settings

    hope it helps
  4. Lougarcia

    Lougarcia Active Member

    Apr 11, 2007
    Manila, Philippines
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    I'm not sure if this one can lessen the problem. You may try to insert a Limiter/Compressor but dont compress to much. and tweak on Low frequencies. Check also the input gain.

    Hope this one helps!

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