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, 2012 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, 2012 at 17:47


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