Ground loop hum?

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Ground loop hum?

Postby Matthew » Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:29 pm

This should be easy enough but I have developed a Hum I have not encountered before. Only when I connect my Q-10 to the Tascam m-3500's line or tape in's does it occur. I have eliminated everything else and it persists. I even plugged the two units in to seperate circuits. The Mixer and the Q-10(and computer) do not hum on their own only when combined and even with all of the rack mount gear unplugged and it's extremely annoying. I do not believe its recording into cakewalk because I do not hear it if I bypass the console with the headphones directly into the Q-10 after recording a track. Also it is not a steady hum, more of a rumbling low hertz noise. Anyone? ..... Thanks Matt
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Postby andychap » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:58 pm

If either of them use Wallwarts then check then out, they are liable to cause interference. I always try to use the type where the plug and transformer are seperate, they seem to be a lot quieter.

Also check whether they are pro or consumer output, that might need to be adjusted.
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