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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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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Noise in KRK's when using Audio interface

I bought an audio interface and connected it to my laptop. I use a display via HDMI. But when I connect my laptop with the audio interface to the display a weird cracking noise is coming out of the ...
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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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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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Speaker Noise with PC but not with Laptop

I have a noise problem with my speakers and my PC. I've tried everything I can think of and I still can't eliminate the noise. Speakers (Yamaha HS7 x2) quarter inch jack to RCA to connect to M-Audio ...
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Condenser Mic - Constant white noise (hiss), can't get rid of it

I've been reading through the posts and learning a lot. Thank you all for sharing and helping! I'm new to recording and I just set up my recording system to do voice overs and audio books. Here is ...
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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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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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Recording audio from PC sound card

I am trying to use the sound card in PC 1 as a synthesizer from PC 2, which sends MIDI commands to PC 1 through Ethernet, which is not a problem. The problem appears when I connect line out to the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole

How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole? I'm having a heck of a time. Do I have to cut the cable and resolder it after I put the cable in? If anybody has a diagram or something that'd be ...
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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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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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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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I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...
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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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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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Sennheiser mke 2 and ew100 g3= cable noise. Any ideas why?

Just upgraded my me2 to an MKE2. Used with g3 wireless. The cable on the new MKE2 has the blue (attenuator or whatever that is with the serial #). I read that the blue version had more shielding for ...
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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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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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Why am I hearing weird static nosie on my speakers

Our Church uses Yamaha CM 12V speakers for monitor, powered by QSC GX5 amps. Every 3 to 5 minutes once we hear a weird buzzing static noise from the speakers. The noise will be loud, and will last ...
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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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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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Who makes the quietest microphone?!

We're preparing to do an interior foley-type recording session that requires extremely low self-noise microphones. Schoeps? DPA? Earthworks? Your opinions are appreciated!
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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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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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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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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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USB microphone introduces buzzing after a few minutes of listening

Preamble I recently bought a new AT2020 USB condenser microphone. Tossed up going with the XLR and getting a dedicated interface, but I'm not a sound engineer - I'm a computer programmer - and this is ...
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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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What are the distorted sounds in 2 - 5 kHz range?

I have an mp3 128 Kbps music file with particular parts where a series of single note only on a cello is played initiated with a bell click. Less than a second after a bell click and cello note ...
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Faking depth and stereo separation?

I recently ripped a live performance of a song which I really liked. I was converting the ripped song to an appropriate format, intending to title it and plaster a alternate cover art on it when I ...
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Can noise be reduced by 7 decibels with a curtain?

I would like to reduce noise in my room and found a site selling curtains which can reduce noise by 7 decibels. Is this kind of reduction really possible with just a curtain? I wonder if this is not ...
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How to get rid of sharp ticks/clicks when amplifying sound

I am amplifying an audio file frame-by-frame via the following algorithm: Find maximum value among all the samples in a frame Find the amplification factor to make the maximum value equal to 0 dB ...
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Tascam DR-100 MKII: Getting Noise on Some Recordings

I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing ...

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