Topic: Square waves digital noise vocal recording BF USB
Hi, for the last couple of days i've been searching for an answer. Testing and testing again.
Recording Mono on Left XLR input at "normal" gain settings in TotalMix gives me resonant peaks round 500Hz and 1Khz at points where vocalist raises voice temporarily. Like a hard B or P or even K sound.
Could be the Mic, cable or a proximity problem. Maybe the Mic stand. Gonna check that.
But the waveform in general is riddled with squares, some really tight together and causing clicks and raspy sounds.
Sounds disorted. Almost electrical.
My non-expert quess would be that it is a communication problem between PC and Babyface
A low cut from the EQ does help for the B's and P's. But it's still heavy on the square waves and clicks.
As soon as i connect the Mic to the XLR input the level indicator shows a bit of signal coming in, almost constant very low volume. (with gain setting TotalMix set to zero) Raising gain with mic connected gives more noise as expected.
But when i disconnect the Mic and raise the gain i still hear a lot of noise.
Now when i connect it to the Right XLR input the indicator might light up for a bit but then dissapears.
Raising the gain does give some noise but not as much as the left.
When i disconnect the mic and start raising the gain, i hear almost nothing.
Tests with another Mic (and another singer) gave same results. Heavy on the square waves.
Distance between Mic and vocalist did help a bit with heavy B'and P's.
If i were Sherlock Holmes i'd say. My left input on my BF is probably damaged. And bad communication between PC and Bf gives me glitches. Maybe faulty USB port? Maybe settings in windows.
Recommended in the manual is that the Babyface should not be the default playback device.
But that would mean i have to turn on my internal audio, to make that the default. But as i understand switching of the internal audio card is better for your BF. Or is my NVidia card the culprit.
Your help or thoughts will be most appreciated!