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How to keep audio-fequency noise from my refrigerator out of my audio gear?

I recently replaced my refrigerator with a brand new LG model LTCS20220W. The fridge is silent, but when it is running, my guitar amplifier is picking up a 4,500Hz signal which is driving me crazy. I ...
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should I ground the mixer?

I have a mackie mix8 mixer, which comes with a cheap power supply that generates a loud hum (at least I think so -- I don't have a different power supply at the moment to verify) I noticed that if I ...
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Equalizer: what dose each sound bar numbered 60, 230, 910, 3.6k, and 14k. And how do I set to get rid of all background sounds [closed]

How do I work thos equalizer with sound bars labeled 60, 230, 910, 3.6k, and 14k and wat dose each one of these bars and numbers mean
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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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Recording quality has significant noise

I have a Foucsrite scarlet solo and a bheringer C-1 microphone. I'm recording with a Acer laptop (which has a i5 cpu) which should be more than capable to power this setup. The problem is the quality ...
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Recording: Sporadic ground noise with DI acoustic guitar

Getting loud sporadic buzz/hum/noise when recording my Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar. Using Logic Pro 9, running direct from the guitar's 1/4" output into a PreSonus Tube Pre-amp --> Focusrite ...
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Crackling in headphones

From time to time, I hear almost inaudible, but irritating crackling, whining, buzzing in my left headphone I am listening through my M-audio M-track II audio interface. This problem persists on low ...
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New Behringer C-2 microphone malfunctioning

So, I recently bought this stereo pair, small diaphragm condensers. One of them works fine Another doesn't work and generates lots of noise while it is set to unchanged sound picking mode (those ...
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How to cancel out siren noise as much as possible?

I have a great sensitivity to noise and use earplugs etc for sleep and have fans going, but unfortunately due to various limitations including finances, I need to stay where I am at present, which is ...
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Blue Yeti normal background noise

I've had a blue Yeti microphone for a couple years now and I've pretty much never managed to use it for any real project because I'm unable to do anything about the background noise which is just too ...
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Why does my subwoofer makes popping noise after (only after) playing for 10 to 20 minutes? [closed]

I have a 5.1 audio system set up. Recently I notice the subwoofer will make popping noise after playing for 10 to 20 minutes. It can be solved by turning off the the subwoofer, unplug the audio cable. ...
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How can I fix robotic distortion from an audio track?

First of all I apologize if the title doesn't make any sense. I lack the vocabulary to describe the issue that I have with an audio track I'm trying to fix or at least make a little better. This is ...
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Idle noise on audio-interface when listening trough headphones

When I'm listening trough my native PC audio card (3.5 mm jack), the max volume is much higher and I don't hear any noise. My recently bought audio-interface M-Track II is worse at this when ...
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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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Mixing by aux out to aux in

Say, I have a laptop, a desktop, and a headset. Instead of investing $40 on a dedicated mixer, I was thinking of buying a 3.5mm male-male aux cable and pass through a slave(desktop audio out) to the ...
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Why is there noise in my spectrum analyser despite having no external devices plugged in?

I'm using a spectrum analyser to see the harmonics of various instruments so as to recreate their tone (or approach it) with additive synthesis. I've found that it detects some noise at around -100 dB,...
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Remove hiss from audio

I have a stereo track that was recorded in a dslr camera using a lavalier mic. The right channel has all the voice information (along with a lot of noise) and the left channel has only noise. I tried ...
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Electric noise when using a Condenser Mic in home studio

I am setting up a condenser mic for my ProTools 8 system on the Digi 03 interface. I have a Neuman TML 103 mic running through a 25 FT Planet Waves XLR cable. When I turn on Phantom power and put the ...
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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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Subtle high-pitched tone from Samson C02

I'm wanting to use a Samson C02 going into a Zoom R24 to dabble a bit in recording music, gameplay commentary, and other miscellaneous things. However, whenever I use the mic, there's a rather quiet ...
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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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Identifying non-human voice noise in EQ

Are there bands in EQ that can be safely quashed that are outside of human voice. Thinking that if noise is not human noise it must be room/background noise.
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Making noises you get from playing guitar

When someone plays the guitar, his fingers go over the snares creating the guitar sound we all love. But it also creates noises (try sliding your hand over the snares in the direction that they go). ...
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How can I get the best sound quality from my Zoom H1?

I just bought a Zoom H1 to do things like walking interviews, conversations and sound effects from streets. Having tested it out so far, and from what I've read, there is quite a lot of noise that ...
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Why early films had crackling noises in background?

While reading an article about the Academy Curve (a standard playback equalization curve for pre-1975 mono, non-Dolby® optical soundtracks), I came across this statement: The severe reduction of ...
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Weird noise from amplifier

I hope this is the right place to ask and you guys can help me. I obtain a strange noise, most likely originating from my amplifier. I tried to record it with my phone, so the quality is not really ...
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Will these microphone background nosie solutions work?

I recently discovered that any microphone I plug in generates the same background noise. Some helpful users on Superuser pointed me towards buying a USB soundcard/Preamp to elminate this, and I've ...
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What is causing “metallic” sound/noise when I speak?

Earlier, I was recording a podcast and realized that in certain parts of the voice track, there is this metallic-sounding noise while I talk. Any idea what could cause this? I record with a Samson ...
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Intermittent noise from Audio interface

I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud ...
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Need a good mic for screencasts. Are USB headsets less likely to pick up computer line noise, and are wireless ones even more so?

I'm REALLY tired of removing the noise later after recording audio on a laptop. What are the main ways to prevent line noise from causing a hum/hiss in the first place? (I.e. computer/monitor/AC ...
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Finding source of microphone background hum

I have a sony f-v220 dynamic microphone, and i'm experiencing some hum in the recording, I tried googling it, but found nothing working. I have the spectrum analyzer on, and there isn't really any ...
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How to fix loud thunderous noise from Peavey PA system?

I am having a severe problem with my Peavey PA system. After connecting all the system components together, the PA system is left ON: A loud continuous noise of distortion starts coming out of the ...
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Help me understand Class-D amplifier intrinsic noise

Introduction I've recently entered the prosumer/pro audio market by buying JBL LSR305 studio monitors and noticed that the tweeters produce constant high-pitched noise (most people apparently call it ...
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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 prevent PA system from sound interference

I have recently brought a new PA amplifier and new cables as my old amplifier took RCA and this new one takes XLR, so when my new amplifier arrived I set it up like normal and realised there is a ...
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How to remove background noise in video being edited in Premiere?

I'm pretty new to video editing and we recently filmed in a slightly crowded area. Any tips on how to minimize the background noise without affecting much the conversation of my main characters? BTW, ...
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Can you have white noise in stereo?

I want to produce a sound file that is a sample of pure digitally generated white noise. I can make the noise myself. My question is: is there any point in having the sample file in stereo? As ...
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What is the difference between a tone and a noise?

In acoustics, what is the difference between a tone and a noise? I have been trying to find a definition of these terms. So far, the best I have come up with is A tone is a sound that can be ...
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How to remove echo-like noise from recording?

I recorded an interview for transcription. For a reason I don't know there is a very annoying effect in the recording which I would like to get rid of: Every 0.5-second segment or so is recorded twice....
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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 ...
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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 ...