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Noise / Ground Loop problem with Devine BM 400 Microphone

I recently purchased a Devine BM 400 Condenser Mic, but when plugging it in (XLR -> Audio Interface -> USB) I get a hum at around 50Hz, and some more peaks at 155, 2670, 365, and so on, with smaller ...
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How to remove repetitive (air compressor) noise from audio?

I have a recording where I cannot descern all the words due to an air compressor running in the background. Since the sound of an air compressor is highly repetitive, it seems like it would be ...
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Something moving inside Røde NTG3?

I purchased a Røde NTG3B a month ago, but there was strange noise whenever I moved the mic. As if something was moving inside the mic. The mic was practically useless. I returned the mic and the ...
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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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Power Conditioner: Is it worth investing a little more?

Since my studio gear has gotten some additions (new synth etc.) I'm running into power issues. First of all I get a hint of 6,5kHz (+harmonics) on the instrument input of my RME Fireface UC. Second I'...
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How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
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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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Remove asymmetrical buzzing sound from an audio

I'm trying to remove a buzzing sound from a recorded audio using Audacity. The sound happens to be not easy to remove using the built-in Noice Reduction filter because it's asymmetrical. Is there any ...
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Intermittent Hiss with Varying Volume

We have a strange hissing sound that manifests occasionally in one of the channels of a church auditorium. Once it starts, it doesn't go away. Unplugging and replugging the microphone seems to make it ...
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Spontaneous video interviews in crowded convention center w/o lav

I regularly video interview comic artists and writers who are behind tables at comic and anime conventions. They are in large, open rooms with loud, packed chattering crowds, so lots of ambient noise. ...
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What is a 'noise sweep'?

If you look around the internet, you can find the term noise sweep or white noise sweep all over the place and this is defined, but I can't find the basic definition of sweep anywhere. What does sweep ...
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Low electronic noise in my audio

Hello and thankyou in advance for helping me. I've been having some audio issues for the past few months and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I've tried getting a new mixer and that didn't work. ...
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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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The ways to improve a piano recording production

There is the good quality piano recording, except the <100Hz noise: There is my recording: The recording have a list of problems: 20k noise; 2.5k-3k noise; 1-1k noise; <100 noise; small ...
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Modding a Zoom H5 and its Shotgun Mic: possible?

while I'm happy of the portability of these two, I'm pretty disappointed with the noise floor of both I must add that I tend to record fairly quiet sounds most of the time (like the internal tics of ...
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Reducing noise and crackling from wires

I'm looking for advises on how I could reduce crackling and noise when recording from line output to line input (big jack stereo wires). Actually I output the sound from a keyboard synthesizer to ...
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Weird noises coming from EVERYWHERE

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 ...
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Low ambient noise in silent sections

I used a pair Behringer C-4 connected directly to the Marantz field recorder in manual mode to record a grand piano in a live performance (not a studio). Now I have low amplitude ambient noice sounds ...
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Add white noise to silence

I edited an audio track where I silenced out unwanted interjections from the off. However, since the original track has a low but noticeable noise the perfect silence introduced with the silence ...
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Creating noise using signal to noise ratio

I'm working on a project for university and part of my project at the minute is adding noise to a .wav file. Originally my supervisor wanted me to generate noise by "specifying a given variance and ...
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2 khz noise in neighborhood [closed]

This might be slightly off topic but I'm trying to find the source of a 2.2khz noise in my neighborhood. I live in Astoria, NY near the intersection of two subway/amtrack trains. At seemingly random ...
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Creating walla from dialogue

I have some dialogue that is clean and it's easy to understand what the people are saying but I was wondering if there is a way to create this dialogue into walla so it's unrecognizable. Thank you.
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Solving strange effects in audio waveforms

I have generated two similar audio waves, but one of them is presenting some strange effects when played. I have attached both files: Original Audio FilteredAudio They are both PCM 16 bits little ...
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Is it normal to get this much background noise (no ambient noise) when recording to a PC?

I do some voiceover work at home and have been experimenting with mics for a while. I've had background noise with 5 of the 7 Mic I've tried. And it's not the same noise. The spectrum for each is ...
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Why would I get background noise but only in the negative cycles? (on CAD U1 USB mic)

I get background noise on a a new CAD U1 USB Mic but not on a Logitech USB mic. Same issue when tried on a different computer. Clearly a problem with the CAD. What's wierd is the noise is only in ...
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Best sound to use for ringtone

So I have never liked using ringtones. However my new phone has a weak vibration, so it seems I need to get one. I want a ringtone that is able to be distinguishable from a whole crowd of noises, ...
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Assigning a numerical value to clarity

Is there any way you could assign a numerical value to clarity of sound? For example, if you wanted to see how clarity of sound was affected by environmental factors (being outside, for example), over ...
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obviate extreme gain noise

Anyone knows about the lack of preamps to provide extreme gain setups? Even my sound devices 702 gets very noisy at the end of the gain range. Today i stumbled across this little device. It's a pre-...
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Sound Recording Noise in Different Places

I record sounds with the simple same equipment which consist of my laptop and a microphone, both in my home and my office. The sounds are very clear which I record in my office. But, in my home, there ...
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USB input high-pitched whine

I've yet to find a definitive answer to this, but Google shows hundreds of people asking questions. I have an M-Audio M-Track, a $100 USB-based audio interface. Across all 3 computers I have tried ...
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Sterling ST55 vs. Sterling ST59

While trying to decide between the Sterling ST55 and the ST59 I have a few specific questions. The ST55 has a 32mV/Pa sensitivity rating, while the ST59 has a 16mV/Pa sensitivity rating. However, the ...
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How to make a lead similar to a circular saw

How to make a lead like in Notre-Dame de Paris - La monture at the first 4 seconds? This sound is similar to a circular saw. It is often used to represent aridity. ...
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Mouth noises: removal by hand or izotope 3 declicker?

I know, it's a regularly discussed topic: removing mouth noises. Anything from clicks, incontinuities mid word, saliva etc. I've recorded about 15 minutes of voice over audio for a theatrical ...
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Is there a minimum repeating length of noise that we stop perceiving as repetitive?

When I hear white/pink noise looped I can tell that it's being looped, and pick out parts of it even if it's repeating every few seconds. I was wondering if there's a length of noise that we won't ...
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Testing for where noise is produced

I've lately been trying to record my guitar/bass using logic pro X as a bit of a hobby but unfortunately I get ridiculous amounts of noise when I try to record. I am not sure where this noise is ...
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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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Crackling noise coming out the SM7B microphone

I recently ordered an open-box SM7B (perfect condition), so far so good, except there's some crackling noise coming out of the audio signal. You can hear a sample of the crackling noise here, it's ...
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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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how to remove Cloth Rustling?

i have recorded some interviews using lapel microphones and it has a lot of rustling noise because the characters have been moving. i have tried editing it out and to some extent it has worked. but ...
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Help me please with reverb in noise reduction

I'm running cool edit pro 2.1 and when I do the noise reduction I'm getting a lot of reverb. I've been working on fixing it to no avail. Any ideas I am running a b1 mic and a 802 mixer
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Sound - for the purpose of creating vibrations

What is the best way to distribute noise from more than one source (I'm envisioning a system with many), within a dome, with the ground as its primary target, at optimal frequencies and volumes to ...
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static in my video sound

I am getting static sound on my video playback. I have my computer and camcorder going into a manual switcher and out of the switcher to a monitor on the wall. The static occurs when I have my HDMI ...
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CuBase LE 5 Static Noises

I bought a Lexicon Lambda interface and connected it to my MacBook Pro late 2011. Specs: Intel core i5 2.4GHz 16GB Ram 512GB SSD OSX 10.9 Lexicon Lambda (Connected via USB to computer) Samson ...
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Track to evaluate internal noise level?

I am listening to Spotify/MP3 on my laptop with external sound card and headphones. Is there something like dedicated track that will help me evaluate the level of internal noise of my system? I ...
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Home recording, how to isolate non-constant street car noise?

I moved into this 2 BR apartment on the 5th floor in a building residing in a main street (didn't think about it when I got it ), and even at night (even after 1-3 AM) there's always a car or a truck ...
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3D room map of noise from outside

If I hear outside/street noise in the middle of room X, is there a way to perform a 3D spatial analysis of the noise? I'd like to find tools and software to build a noise map of the room. In the ...
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What are techniques to remove non-voice sounds (not “noise”) from vocals

I'm a new podcaster, and a first time audio editor - for 5 episodes I've been cutting and pasting using GoldWave and Audacity (to remove "noise.") A recent recording session contains a lot of non-...
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Recording in a Factory environment.

I have been given permission to record in a factory locally to me, which is something I have never tried before. I have gone on a recon trip and had a tour around which I recorded with my portable ...
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Active noise control

In most papers I search for benefits of active noise control, most of them contain one single sentence without explanation that ANC increased material durability and fatigue life. But why?
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Aeroplane Noise Reduction

Does anyone have any advice on how to remove and aeroplane flyby? Ive tried with notched eq, but as the sound is dynamic it doesnt work. Im toying with getting RX 3 and was wondering if anyone has any ...