comp recording with funny noise =(

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Member Since: Jun 17, 2006

i just recently bought the M-Audio unit with sessions on it for recording and adding drum loops to my guitar recording. I am recording out of a rack unit straight into the M-audio box which is attached to my laptop. the only problem im having it, when i recrd the quality is not bad, but there are fuzz/tickish type of noises kind of like static, which should not be their. I have no idea what it causing this or how to fix it. I am very confident that it has something to do with my M-audio because none of my other gear has ever caused this, and when i play live, nothing, only when i try and run it into my computer to record through m audio's unit and programs. Help me please. thanks

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jun 17, 2006 10:45 pm

Hey there Cory, welcome to the HRC.

More detail would help, as there's lots of possibilities that could be present. We're only able to read what you have written, and guess as to what each piece is.

Anyway, I'm gonna guess that your buffers may need to be increased. If your other equip hasn't shown these symptoms, I'd concur that it's maudio-unit related.

If you want to try and troubleshoot further,

Laptop? mac, or PC, also, if PC, which windows? specs of laptop? processor? ram? HD?

What software are you recording with?

M-Audio unit? could be one of many devices they offer. Which one?

Plugged into your laptop? usb 1.1, usb 2.0? firewire? pcmcia cardbus?

Rack unit? which one? what kind? adat? preamp? lineout?

More info the better =)

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jun 18, 2006 04:16 am

ahhh the telltale signs of buffer at least i think....adjust your buffers (preferably in your m-box's driver) go higher (and this WILL take some experamenting/fine tuning) i like to go in 'computer intervals' like 64, 122, 256, 512, 1024 etc. then make sure the buffers are the SAME in your recording app.

god speed

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jun 18, 2006 05:30 pm

Hi Cory, what M-Audio unit are you using, and what recording software are you using?

It is most likely as stated above just a buffer setting, but knowing the answers to these couple questions will get us to that point quicker.

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