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lordoflax's picture
UK
Jun 2007
8 years ago

I'm running my mic into a mixer plugged into my soundcard. I have a problem with crackling occuring about 30 seconds into recording. Could this be a sound card issue?

chriscrob's picture
georgia
Oct 2006
7 years ago

It could be that. It could be that you have it turned up too loud. Make sure that your sound is peaking at -18dbfs in whatever software youre using on your computer. Digital gear does NOT sound good when you push it too much.

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Moo_2's picture
Texas
Oct 2005
2 years ago

What's your setup? Gear? What program are you running?

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lordoflax's picture
UK
Jun 2007
8 years ago

Well, what I got told was turn the mic volume to nearly off, on my pc. And then compensate from that using the mixer.

As for set up, i'm running a Behringer Xenyx 802 into a stock Dell Sound card. I'm using a shure sm58 as my mic.

NoFroBro's picture
Australia
Jan 2004
1 month ago

Sometimes this is caused by the power management software. Try disabling it.

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lordoflax's picture
UK
Jun 2007
8 years ago

How would I go about that?

NoFroBro's picture
Australia
Jan 2004
1 month ago

Control Panel:Performance and Maintenance:Power Options.

It may be that Dell have a powermanagement applet also.

My Acer Notebook did.

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lordoflax's picture
UK
Jun 2007
8 years ago

How do I go about turning it off? What settings do I change?

guitarose's picture
London
May 2005
4 years ago

I would guess it has something to do with the fact that you're not using an audio interface...

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lordoflax's picture
UK
Jun 2007
8 years ago

^ Like an external soundcard? WOuld you be able to suggest some? Fairly priced please.

bings's picture
SLC, Utah
Oct 2006
7 years ago

Originally posted by guitarose
I would guess it has something to do with the fact that you're not using an audio interface...

Yes, that is what I was going to suggest as well. The components on the inside of your computer may be causing interference.

Unfortunately I wouldn't be a very good person to recommend an audio interface.

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