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I got a new compressor, and everytime I plug my microphone into it, there's a lot of static. It doesn't show up in the recorded audio, but I would love to get rid of it.

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So you are hearing the static through monitors, but not on the recorded mix? Makes me think there is an impedance mismatch or loss of levels somewhere. The compressor pre-gain may be amplifying up noise levels, but you would expect that to flow through to the recording if so. –  Rory Alsop Jun 18 '12 at 18:35
    
What does your signal chain look like? Are you going Mic->Comp->Mixer->Recorder->Playback or Mic->Mixer->Recorder->Compressor->Playback? –  WLPhoenix Sep 25 '12 at 17:47
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