Questions tagged [noise]

Noise is undesired sound. Please use as a general tag for questions about noise, then also use more specific tags, e. g. "noise-reduction".

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Buzz/Humm noise when using long unbalanced connection with no load on one end

In my setup I'm using a music player connected to an audio mixer in an unbalanced connection that runs over 15m. In general I don't get too much noise, but when the player is unplugged from the cable (...
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How can I make my coloured noise sound better?

I created some coloured noise using Python, and have outputted it as a .wav file. It works, it's definitely the correct sound, however when compared to other coloured noise sounds available on the ...
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Help Identifying a Noise

I'm trying to troubleshoot a buzz/static that I picked up in a recording session recently and am looking for either confirmation of my conclusion or other possibilities I haven't considered. I have ...
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Behringer UMC202HD white noise

I just got a Behringer UMC202HD. Thing is there is white noise which is audible when I am plugging my guitar and having high gain on. I am wondering if that's normal for every interface, or should I ...
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Electrical hum?

The Issue Getting a hum in audio recording (ACX) When I move the mic around in the room it gets stronger or weaker in certain areas (where I know a power cable runs to a plug or through the wall) I ...
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Why there is high-frequency noise from audio interface when I switch on my computer? [duplicate]

I have an audio interface: a Focusrite clarett+ 4pre. When it is NOT connected via USB to the computer, but connected to the same power filter (computer is grounded, focusrite has no ground contact), ...
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my USB mic is on an arm and connected through a shock absorber, still picks up noise from my mouse

I have a Mic Uhuru USB attached using its arm and then has a spider web shock absorber which I assume is to cancel the noise from my desk. I notice when playing games, especially when I pick the mouse ...
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White noise only when using a microphone connected to audio interface

For starters, my setup is: D. J. M - 800U microphone and Audient ID4 audio interface. Originally the microphone came with a combined jack cable, so it essentially plugs into a USB interface and jack 3....
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How should mass be distributed in a soundproof assembly with >2 panels?

The best "mass air mass" soundproof assembly seems to have 2 panels. Sometimes you want more panels, for example, to better heat insulate a window. Then you get the "triple leaf" ...
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How should mass be distributed in a soundproof 2 panel "mass air mass" assembly? Reducing the coincidence effect?

When both panels are have the same mass/area (ρₛ) and stiffness, there's the coincidence effect. The barrier becomes sound transparent at the resonance frequency of 1 panel. Other things to consider ...
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Best panel assembly for a soundproofing barrier

What are the properties of the best barriers for general outdoor noise? Number of reflective panels How much does the number of panels affect STC (sound transmission class rating)? Many sources claim ...
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Scratchy noise with studio monitors

I have a scratching noise coming out from my new active nearfield studio monitors. I tried everything I could think of, and I'm looking for new ideas. Here is a recording that I made of the sound. I ...
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Recording - Unwanted Vibration / Rumble

Using a Sennheiser MKH50 (high-pass filter on) to a Millennia HV-35P preamp (gain 85%), I sometimes get unwanted sounds in the form of vibrations / rumbles. Example below in a 4 second clip that has ...
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At which sound frequency does Youtube decide to compress?

Are the YouTube's 40 kHz videos real? Does YouTube allow such high frequency sound videos without compressing them? Specifically this video. Thank you.
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Is this normal for a RODE NTG 5?

I bought a used NTG 5 and am trying to gauge if I got a dud or this behaviour is normal. This Video is self explanatory, but basically, whenever I try and use my NTG 5 with my Pocket 4k I get this ...
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Is this a good way to eliminate nose whistle from a recording?

I've got a recording setup where it's very difficult to eliminate certain noises in the recording itself - I suppose you could say it's a type of field recording. It's a microphone built into a VR ...
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Background Noise Removal in Audacity 3.0.2

I'm trying to edit audio for a podcast. In the audio of my voice, at some point I randomly start hearing fuzzy background noise that is only there when I am not muted. I'm not sure what caused it, but ...
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Reduce low-frequency noise from nearby rail yard during home renovation

Note: I realize this question might be a bit peripheral to many of the discussions on "Sound Design" stack exchange but I believe that this community has the expertise to answer it. ...
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What is acceptable amount of noise for USB audio-interface?

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 ...
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Why my lav mic makes static when connected to PC, but not if connected to mixer?

I just bought a lav mics for an accordion and when I connect it to the PC using minijack to USB adapter and transimitter/receiver and moving a wire, I hear static crackling. From that I understand ...
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How does room Size affect the dB level in the room?

So basically I had an early question and found out that if I have 15 machines running at 80 dB in a room it should end up being around 10*Log(15(10^7.5)) dB approx. 91.76 dB. But how would the room ...
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How much many dB will a room be?

Hey I am not sure if this is the right community for this question, might check if the physics community can answer it. Basically, if I am going to have a room with 15 machines that produce 80dB each ...
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How to get a clean audio where one voice has overlapped in a conversation recording?

I am using Adobe Audition and Audacity to clean an audio recording of an interview recorded using OBS Desktop. The problem is that the interviewee's audio is distorted. I hear overlapping in the ...
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Understanding microphone and recorder/preamplifier noise specifications

I am currently trying to understand the connections between microphone sensitivity, decibels, signal-to-noise ratio, bit depth, dynamic range, etc. A picture from which I expect a lot to understand ...
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Isolated audio buzz to computer screen, how to fix?

I've got a very noticeable and loud buzz. I've got several devices connected - mixer, monitor speakers, audio interface, guitar pedals etc. To cut to the chase, I've isolated that my (otherwise great) ...
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Weird hum with Dynamic Microphones

I have a new Rode PodMic (or Procaster) plugged into a Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD and I experienced a very weird hum problem. If I place the mic on different locations / angles, a very weird hum ...
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Can wood cause interference?

I've already troubleshot and resolved the issue, my recording's come out well so I don't need help on that end, I just want to know how this issue that I had happened. I have a wooden bookshelf, real ...
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Can noise be produced by the lack of ground wires?

I just moved into a really old apartment that does not have ground wires at all and I’m getting some really annoying noises when recording my guitar and bass. Could these two things be related? If so, ...
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Sporadic, hissing, wind-like noise from condenser microphone - what cause/fix?

There are acoustic glitches in my recordings, and I would like to know the cause of the sound anomaly and possible fixes. This is what our spectrogram looks like: And here are the example recordings ...
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Why does acoustic foam control reverb but not stop sound from leaving or entering a room?

Acoustic foam, e.g. made of polyether or polyester, with a thickness of 2–3 inch, is often used to control reverb and enhance acoustics. It works through absorption of sound, and the foam’s absorption ...
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With a dynamic mic is it possible to have as low noise as a condenser?

This is a question just out of curiosity. I have a Rode NT1-A microphone and also a Rode Podmic. I run both of them through a Yamaha MG12XU mixer. The Podmic goes through an sE Electronics DM1 ...
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Can a bad XLR cable break my usb audio interface?

From church, I took home two XLR Cables (16 AWG) that I considered may be broken, so that I could test them in a more controlled environment. My Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 has been working great in the ...
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How loud must a speaker be for the sounds from it to be audible when the ambient noise is 80 dB, i.e. a speaker beside a highway

I am considering the miniature speakers of CUI Devices for a project. The ambient noise may be as loud as 60 dB to 80 dB (the speaker could for isntance be placed close to a highway), but could just ...
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How to get rid of a hiss in my Behringer Q802USB?

I recently purchased a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB, which I intend to use for inputing three Rode Wireless Go mics into my computer. I am using these adapters to use the "line in" inputs. But ...
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Question about quality of Rode NTG5 birds recording

I recently received the Rode NTG5 and the other day I was recording some birds. When I listened to the recording, I was surprised by how clearly the cars in the background can be heard. Please have a ...
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Annoying neighbours, barely audible sounds but still very annoying. Sensitivity being important, in my question

I have got a question. I'm having problems with a neighbour. And I want to record the sounds he's making that are audible to me but especially annoying cause of the nature of the sound, not the ...
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Guitar gain and noise setup for amp sim

I'm looking at recording DI guitar and I have a few questions regarding setup input levels and dealing with noise. My current setup: Ibanez RG321MHE (EMG h4 passive humbuckers) Behringer UMC204HD ...
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Elimination of hiss over entire recorded track

I am new to recording, I've started trying to record some of my guitar/vocals. I recently brought a mic but my budget was limited, so it was only around 40£. Whenever I record with it there is a ...
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Need help in filtering

I would like to ask for help please. I don’t have an experience in sounds or recording or filtering. I have a voice record of two speaking with lots of background noise due to an instrument that was ...
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Noise from one of monitors near iMac

Setup: a desk from IKEA, an iMac 27 2017 staying in the center, Steinberg UR22C connected to the iMac via usb type-c cable, 2 Yamaha HS5 active monitors are connected to the audio interface with ...
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Focusrite 3rd-Gen Solo Bundle - Mic Mounted on a Boom Arm Noise Issue

Below is image and voice sample for recording by using Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Solo Studio. Its mounted on a boom arm shock mount. Its got noise. I am touching it then noise goes away but if I ...
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Further to my question about wiring my music room...wiring finished, now I have a noise question!

I finished wiring 4 stations around my music room to my mixer, and tested everything and I have continuity through all the cables to the mixer. I tested the guitar jacks, and everything is sounding ...
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Behringer UM2 weird white/static noise problem

I have recently stumbled up upon a weird problem with my audio interface. I'm using a Behringer U-PHORIA UM2, with an Audio-Technica AT2020 mic connected to it. When I first got it there was no ...
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How Do I Reduce Noise Floor in a Booth With No EQ

I need to submit a raw recording to an audio engineer with no editing for a demo. The noise floor of my recording must be at least -40 RMS. When I do not speak, the RMS is at -60 but when I do speak, ...
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Static of death. Is the microphone or the sound card the problem?

I have an old Line6 Toneport UX2 and a Studio Projects C1 MkII large diaphragm condenser microphone that I haven't used in a long time (8yrs+). I just bought my dream guitar and thought I might do ...
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High pitched noise in my condenser mic [closed]

I am having a high pitched voice in my microphone wherever I speak and am quite troubled by it. I read some similar questions to this problem but still haven't find a solution for it. When I plugged ...
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How can I digitally recreating water sounds

I need a digitally created water sound, that is convincing enough but also not too realistic sounding. I have good ableton live and a bit MaxMSP knowledge but i don't know how to design this specific ...
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Is the microphone's self-noise the main source of background noise in a quiet room?

I am preparing a DIY home recording studio. I did four experiments a new Samson C01U plugged into a Mac computer and recording into Audacity. I recorded background noise in one room without furniture ...
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What makes these "sweeping" artifacts happen in high pitched audio?

Whenever you record somebody screeching in a very high pitched manner, you will usually get distortions. I will link to some examples (warning: LOUD) Example 1 [48kHz signed 16bit wav]: this almost ...
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USB noise from my Audio interface

I have a new Mackie Onyx 2x2 running into a Win 10 pro Intel i5-2500K CPU @3.30 Ghz w 8 gig ram, running Cubase 10 elements. I have terrible noise via the usb connection to my PC. I have tried various ...
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