I'm really interested in home studio recording and am super new to it. I got myself a RODE NT1 condenser microphone with a Steinberg UR 22 audio interface and just used my old Audio-Technica open back headphones.
When I plug in my interface to my MacBook Pro, I start picking up a weird buzzing noise (almost electrical) from my headphones. I played with the 2 input gains and found that as I increased it on either side, the noise grew louder. And this is even without anything plugged in.
I have checked to see if they are configured in my MacBook. Furthermore, when I actually do plug in my condenser microphone to the mic input, I hear a humming noise on top of the electrical buzzing noise from before that just grows louder as I increase the gain.
Mind you my laptop isn't connected to any electrical source, my microphone is on a stand with a shock mount and I haven't even opened my DAW. I have been playing around it for months now, trying to ignore the noise while I record but it even shows up in the audio recording in GarageBand.