I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud intermittent buzzing when i used almost any software amp, i thought it was my guitar but i ended up finding that the buzzing was present all the time just at a lower volume even without any instruments plugged in.

could anyone tell me where the noise is coming from?

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    Fluorescent lights, old CRT screen… fridge… only test for external interference is to move it around & see where it's loudest
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 19:34
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    If you are using a laptop, try to unplug the power and work only with the battery.
    – JSmith
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 19:48
  • @Tetsujin What about unplugging any electronic devices to eliminate them?
    – n00dles
    Commented Nov 27, 2015 at 19:19

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Check to see if all powered devices are grounded within the same circuit. Also, keep cell phones or any other wireless devices away from speakers too.

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