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Synth USB connection -> high pitch noise in audio

I have 3 devices (see image): laptop synthesizer ZOOM H1 recorder The recorder is connected to laptop through USB and works as a digital audio interface. I use it to record sound from the ...
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Is it possible to remove a whistle-like noise from audio?

The speech has whistle-like noises. We can clearly see that the whistle-like noise looks different from other parts of the voice. I searched Google for removing hissing (I don't know the correct term ...
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Calculating noise in dB produced by microphone pre-amplifiers

I need to know whether my pre-amplifier or my microphone is limiting the sound quality (in terms of noise) of my recording setup. The sound recorder (SM2Bat+, Wildlife Acoustics) has a specified ...
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Why does the tonearm cable from my turntable pick up noise?

I have recently pick up an old turntable (my detailed setup goes below) and facing the background noise issue. I think it is something being picked up by my tonearm cable because when I move it or ...
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Noise and Grounding: what's the point of external phantom power supplies?

I have a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 2nd gen audio interface, which is powered through its USB bus. I have a AT2035 condenser mic attached to it, using the onboard phantom power capabilities. The interface ...
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Issues with mix-minus setup on Xenyx Q1002USB with dbx 286s

My setup is simple and complicated at the same time: My mixer is a Behringer Xenyx Q1002 USB Premium. 1. I have a XLR microphone going into a dbx 286s Mic Preamp/Processor. The processed audio is ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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Why do some audio amps use AC while others use DC

In particular I am looking at the JDS Labs Atom and the iFI iCan SE. The iCan outputs a tremendous amount of power, 4 times that of the Atom, enough to drive speakers; But does so less cleanly, at-...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
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Behringer C1-U Microphone Static Noise In Background

So I got my Behringer C1-U Microphone for my birthday on the 19th of November, and the Microphone has been amazing since just recently, all of sudden there has been a super annoying static sound in ...
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How to improve SNR of low signals

I'm recording breathing sounds (inside anechoic chamber) with a MEMS microphone in a custom housing. The sound level is low; and near the noise floor of the mic, so we have a lot of input gain and ...
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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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Trying to create a DAB radio garbled audio effect

(Previously posted in Amateur Radio: https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/7335/how-does-dab-radio-garbled-noise-come-about ) I've been fascinated by my digital/DAB radio lately, whose placement in ...
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How to fix the buzzing noise from external speakers [closed]

I have been experiencing this issue since ever but never knew how to fix it. When my TV is connected to external speakers, there is a slight buzzing noise from the speakers. It increases when the ...
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Bandpass filter using SoX

To limit the audio file input.wav containing noise mixed with a pure 1000 Hz frequency sinusoidal tone to 995-1005 Hz, using SoX : sox input.wav output.wav sinc 995-1005 However, the volume changes ...
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Remove vocals by combining multiple sources of the same background music? (cancel out differences)

Let's assume the same background music is used at different places in the same video and also in different videos (e.g. documentary series). AudaCity has a vocal removal plugin that works well ...
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Sound system noise from lighting system

I'm doing a lot of work in a relatively old theatre this year. The space is part of a church that probably hasn't put any money into maintenance and upgrades for the theatre (except for light bulbs, ...
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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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“seawave” noise on the right channel of a line array sound system

I work in that community center for almost a year now. Without any warning and only when there is no input source on, you can hear a "seawave" kind of noise on the right channel of a line array sound ...
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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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How to avoid computer noise in studio monitors?

I have a M-Audio M-Track MKII (USB) and I bought a pair of Behringer studio monitors recently and using 1/4 TRS cables between them. I hear permanent noise of the cpu on the monitors, even it changes ...
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Noise in usb audio interface?

I recently got an Acer Aspire desktop, and am having issues using it with my M-Audio M-Tack usb interface. I hear a constant high-pitched background noise in my Behringer monitors, as well as cpu[?] ...
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Is it that bad to run line level audio wires next to AC wires?

I have to place my amplifier+turntable setup away from my working desk. Currently the amp has three devices plugged in: a turntable, a digital audio receiver and a simple jack output from my pc. Both ...
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Impedance mismatch buzzing?

Can a mismatch in impedance cause a buzzing noise? I plugged a MacPro into my Yamaha QL5 using a 3.5mm to XLR(well I didn’t someone else did) and there is some buzzing coming through. I know how to ...
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Can you help identify this sound effect?

Can any of you help me identify this sound effect? https://instaud.io/1GDq You help is strongly appreciated. Cheers!
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Isolate a subwoofer from the floor below

So, I live in a two story house, and I have a subwoofer. any recomendations to isolate my subwoofer from my floor to keep the room below me relatively quiet?
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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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Can someone help me figure out this sound?

It is NOT a horse, donkey, elk, creaky door, yak call, pig, moose, a rubber chicken, antique car horn, coyote, rooster, or a elephant. Please help I have been struggling for a week!
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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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Silenting the noise down, after recording

I have a fairly quiet studio to record vocals. However, when I record, the noise of the required cooling fans get in the way! The selected area of the wave in the picture is the low-noise I want to ...
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Why do so many tracks have an insanely high noise floor / white noise?

A lot of tracks have very loud white noise, and it's often very easy to hear at the beginning of tracks before it actually starts. The noise usually gets stupidly noticeable and annoying if listened ...
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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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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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What is the best way to reduce background noise on a video recorded with a camcorder (background chatter)?

My colleague and I attended a conference and made a number of interviews in a crowded hall full of people. We are completely new to video recording: it was just Panasonic HC-V777 camcorder (~300$) ...
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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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Condenser Microphone - Constant noise when using Phantom Power [duplicate]

Firstly my setup : Microphone : Neewer NW-800 Phantom : Neewer NW-100 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply USB "interface" : One of those cheap USB soundcards Software : Audacity, Adobe Audition CC ...
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Loud hiss coming from speakers when on line input

as the title says I have this problem: a loud high-pitched hiss (some 4Khz I believe) coming from speakers when a line input is selected. I have searched for similar problems but all I found seems ...
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Mic pops with movement, consonants

So I'm working on a musical and about three out of 10 face mics continue to produce pops when the actors move quickly or over-enunciate consonants. Yes I have added wind guards, yes I have lowered ...
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Why is my Rode NT1 Mic making noise

I have a Rode - NT1 Mic. I bought it several months ago and I haven't used it that much. I put it in the box along with moisture absorbent. Now I took it out and realized that it is making some kind ...
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My mic has low gain

I have an Avid Mbox 3 soundcard. It has a preamp built in, but it does not do the job for me when it comes to getting a respectable gain. the mic I'm using is a rhode NT-1A, pretty decent condenser ...
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Mic recording an annoying 2KHz noise I cannot figure out from where!

I live in europe, so my AC is 220V x 50 Hz. I am using the following rig to record sound: Studio Projects B1, the old model, cardioid microphone. M-Audio Firewire Solo to convert from analogue to ...
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Interference in new audio setup - how do I get rid of it? Possible ground loop?

I just bought M-Audio BX5 monitors and connected them to my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card with a stereo TRS to an unbalanced TRS (mono) in each speaker. The sound is fine, but ...
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Extract lecturer voice and ignore background

I know questions similar to mine have already been posted and answered, but I didn't find one that answers my specific question. I have an audio file where I have a teacher (let's call him Fred) who ...
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Phantom Power cause noise [duplicate]

so i have this weird problem, i just bought cheapo generic BM-800 microphone i plug it directly to my PC, while i generate some noise, but overall its ok, as to be expected then i try to boost the ...
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very noisy neighbor and need to record her rantings

I have a very noisy neighbor and need to record her rantings - what microphone would be good for this? Thank you!
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Buzzing noise with Condenser Microphone + Phantom advice

I'm using the Floureon® Condenser Microphone 3.5mm BM-800 Studio Recording Mic with the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply but I'm getting a buzzing noise in the background when I use the phantom ...
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How to record a low frequency pulsating sound? [duplicate]

We hear/feel a pulsating sound/vibration in our house and in our car (when the car is parked at the house. The sound cannot be heard outside. It continues even after the circuit breakers are turned ...
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Software recommendation for cleaning out audio recording

How can I clean up noise from audio recordings? I recorded on a laptop, using a mike that came with a pair of headsets. It's one person speaking, no instruments or echoes or anything, just one human ...