theres an clicking sound in the back ground when im recordin

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  1. URGee

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    its not all the time it comes and goes and it gets us off beat i tried a different program to record and it still does the clicking i was thinking maybe it was a connection by the way im recording with my pc which is connected to a mackie cr1604 i tried recording on a different channel but it does the same thing :cry:
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Re: theres an clicking sound in the back ground when im reco

    How is the Mackie connected to the PC - through a soundcard? If so, what type? What software are you using? What else is running on the PC at the same time - networking, anti-virus, other scheduled tasks?
  3. URGee

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    Mackie is connected to an onboard SoundMax soundcard, line out is going to the bus inserts on the Mackie with only the tip in, and the AUX outputs are going back in the Line in. We use Magix Audio Studio

    There is a disk defragmenter (Diskeeper) working but its scheduled to go at times when the PC isnt in use... i.e. when the screensaver comes on
  4. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Bus inserts for card signal? Pretty strange way, at least for me. Why don’t you use stereo channel or two regular channels on the Mackie (with pan full left/right) for card playback?

    For recording signal you can use channel direct out or channel send (half plugged) or aux prefader.

    Clicking could be ... clipping, untuned Windows for audio, bad cables, bad power, but mostly onboard card and driver ...

    Double check or swap cables, borrow different mixer, update the driver, read this and tune:

    if doesn’t help … it’s time for better soundcard

  5. URGee

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    Tried connecting the pc to the direct channel access with only the tip in for the sound to go into the Mackie. Its working so far, but we have to wait and see since the 'clicking' only come and goes at certain times. Thanks for your help, I'll let you know if any other problems arise
  6. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

    first you need to find out what the source of the clicking is, so when it happens

    disconnect the mixer from the pc and monitor the pc using headphones, no click?
    then monitor the mixer without pc

    my guess is: it has something to do with the ac power: either some different device causing spikes like a fridge or airconditioner, or a psu is on the verge of breakdown (pc / mixer?)

  7. URGee

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    its a different kind of clicking and it only does it when we record our selfs if we let it record and no one sings it does not click we think it might be the connection but we tried every connection possible but we are thinking the its the pc sending the beat twice :cry:
  8. I heard a faint clicking in the background recording my band's first demo through a ten year old emachine with some godless piece integrated soundcard. I thought at first it was just because I was using 30 dollar computer speakers next to a big CRT computer monitor, But it was recorded somehow onto the songs on a few tracks.

    Using all the same equipment on a newer macbook with a decent soundcard killed the clicking.

    It could be a soundcard issue?
  9. mugtastic

    mugtastic Active Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    what is the buffer set at?
  10. URGee

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    i tried the buffer setting it different but it still does the clicking
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