I've just got Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and the thing I'm trying to figure out first with it is if it is ok to have some amount of (white) noise in the background. The state is the following:
- Audio track in Reaper with armed recording from the audio-interface input
- Nothing is plugged into the audio-interface input
- The noise becomes audible if the Gain on the audio-interface input is higher than 70-75% (gain knob pointing like to 2 o'clock)
- On the highest gain possible the noise is -54.9db with PAD off, and -27.9db with PAD on
Of course, if I plug in the guitar and apply some high-gain vst amp sim to the track (amped roots for example), I will have loud enough constant background noise, almost no matter how much gain is set on the interface.
I understand that there can be several different reasons for that background noise: from some interference to internal interface problems. However, I'm now just trying to figure out if is it ok to have that amount of noise, is there really a problem I'm trying to troubleshoot? Do you experience the same what I do?
I actually wanted to buy Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 first but then decided to save some money at the last moment. And now I am a bit worried if there is a problem with the interface itself :facepalm: