HELP!!!! (soundcard problems)

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Member Since: Nov 12, 2006

i have a dell optiplex gx280, a samson CO3 condenser mic, a behringer tube ultragain mic200 pre amp and for sound, i just have the whole thing hooked up to a kenwood mini hifi component system.

my problem is this..

i just bought a new soundcard, a sound blaster audigy 2 6.1 24bit digital, BUT, it crackles all the time. more so when i adjust computer volume levels thru its mixer(on the computer). i have properly configured everything and i dont understand why this crackle wont go away. when i attempt to record with cool edit pro, it just makes funny patterns in the .wav table like it has a digital encoding problem or starting to think i have a faulty sound card. i have up to date drivers for the soundcard n all, the latest version of directX, and the bastard of a thing still wont work. i understand that this isnt a computer forum, but i am using(trying to anyway) this setup for recording.

any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Nov 13, 2006 06:04 am

Actually, most people here record on PC, and this is the computer forum of the site ;-)

Anyway, the Audigy was a poor choice for recording. It isn't a good recording card, the same money could have been better spent on a recording card.

Does it crackle on system sounds, CD playback, gaming and any other uses?

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Nov 13, 2006 02:40 pm

I usually see crackling issues if the buffer is not sufficient, or your computer is too slow (not enough ram possibly also) to keep up with the changes/recording you're making.

jimmie neutron
Since: Feb 14, 2005

Nov 14, 2006 04:07 pm

If you're using the digital I/O, a "clock" issue can do that (one of the devices has to be "Master, the other "Slave"), as can an IRQ conflict, or bad cables.

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