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Recoring audioH

Postby Stratman » Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:21 pm

Hi everyone, Stratman back again you guys answered my last post so
well I had to ask another Question so here goes
When Rcording audio thru my input jack on my pc i am getting a signal
of activity on my record meter when i am not putting any audio into it
i arm the track and a signal ready to go and i'm already showing some level on my meter.. could this be coming from my cooling fan in my pc
or possibly because my sound card is integrated with my motherboard?
any ideas or solutions would be a great help thanks again

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Postby Stratman » Mon Sep 29, 2003 9:25 pm

forgot to mention what program i was using sorry
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Postby Brian D » Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:22 pm

Stratman, I get the same thing and at first was really concerned, but it appeared to be ambient noise. Once I started recording, the levels of the noise was a non issue. If you see the noise up in the -12 dB range, then you have something really weird going on. The noise I am seeing is somewhere around -20 or -30 dB. That is way down.

Are you hearing any noise in your headset or on playback after recording?

PS - Get a real guitar. :wink:
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Postby Stratman » Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:02 am

Thanks Brian .. and ya thats the level that its at (about 20 or 30 db}
and it really isnt an issue when i use my real guitar :lol:
but i do notice a little excess noise recording a vocal track
any tricks or tips for vocal tracking?
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Postby Brian D » Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:48 am

I've only done vocals once. I used a Shure SM57 into a Behringer MX602A. I didn't notice any unusual noise on the vocal tracks. Maybe your mic is picking up some transient noise from the room?

Don't have any hints or tips on vocals, sorry.
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Postby andychap » Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:14 am

That is noise produced by the analogue to digital converters, I think it is called the noise floor. Cheaper on board cards have higher noise floors and high end cards have virtually none existant noise floors. I have a strange situation on mine that one channel seems very quiet and the other is about the same level as you get. :?
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Postby Stratman » Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:57 pm

thanks you guys, and Brian i did isolate the vocals more and switched to a flatter response mic and it helped quite a bit. and it will work pretty good
for now but i think i will eventually look into a higher end soundcard as well
P.S. I listened to Brians and andy's music. and your stuff sounds EXCELLENT! thanks for sharing it . maybe in awhile i'll share some of my work but dont expect it to sound half as good as your works. great job guys!!
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