Static Noise (T Bone SC 440) Please help me :)

Hello everyone, i am new here. So yesterday i ve bought used T bone sc 440 microphone, and yea, like thread name says i have some static noise in my recordings. I have all the drivers up to date and everything seems to be fine. I saw some tests of mic on the youtube and it seems that mine is picking too much noise (it is not due to hardware of my pc, i tried it also on the laptop which was unplaged from the charger and it is the same). I tried almost everything and it is the same. I didnt tried with usb hub and another usb cable (i dont know where to get this type of cable). So is it some microphone issue? I will upload you a quick test.Noissy.wav recording was made on my pc (and i was very near to mic) and second on my laptop.

Is it the T-bone SC 440 or the T-bone SC 440 USB?
If not the USB version, how is it connected to your computer?
If it is the USB version, get close to the mic and project your voice. These mics are not good for recording quiet voices (same applies to other USB mics that don’t have a “gain” control built into the mic).

Yes, i forgot to mention, it is USB conseder mic. Check noissy.wav in attachments, it is recorded when i was near to mic. The guy in this video has just a bit of noise, and i got a lot more:
I do not know whats wrong.

Active background noise (voices, traffic) is permanent.

The Four Horsemen of Audio Recording (reliable, time-tested ways to kill your show)
– 1. Echoes and room reverberation (Don’t record the show in your mum’s kitchen.)
– 2. Overload and Clipping (Sound that’s recorded too loud is permanently trashed.)
– 3. Compression Damage (Never do production in MP3.)
– 4. Background Sound (Don’t leave the TV on in the next room.)

Noise Removal only works when you have a sound that does not change over time like computer fan noise, air conditioning or microphone hiss or hum. Any changing sound like a TV in that declaration or the background voice in your posting is another performer in your show and can’t be removed.

I know it’s popular to think you don’t need a studio to record sound, but studios are designed to solve this problem.

I need a comfortable, air conditioned, quiet room with no echoes.

I don’t hear any static noise in either your posting or that YouTube video. Could you have a playback problem and everything sounds like that?

I attached a sound test I shot. Does that sound OK? (three seconds of silence at the beginning).


How near? What is the distance between the front* of the mic and your mouth?
Note that this type of mic picks up from the “front” not from the “end” - in other words it should be mounted vertically.

He probably has the same amount of noise, but his voice is much louder than yours, so when the voice is amplified to give a good level in the recording, the amount of amplification is less, so the noise is quieter.

I didnt had tv turned on, air condition was off also, your attachment was really clean and there is no any kind of noise like on mine (i tested playback on the phone, laptop and phone). When i go to" listen to this device" in settings i can still hear noise from my mic.

It was about 6,7 centimeters away from my mounth, maybe less.How could i amplify my voice to make a noise sounds quieter?

I actually thought i was more louder than him. I am almost sure

Who does this voice belong to?

Listening to your jkgl.wav sample, your voice sounds like you are almost whispering.

Try recording yourself shouting as loud as you can (adjust the recording levels so that the recording does not distort). Listen back to it and I bet the noise has completely disappeared.

Now find a talking level somewhere between the two extremes so that you are not shouting, but the noise level is acceptably low.

Ye i recorded that, when i was recording jkvl.wav i was about 30 cm away from mic and thats why it doesnt sound good. If you turn volume to a highest level on your device and carefully listen noissy.wav you can hear that i have some noise which comes from something. Also i tried to mute microphone and start recording when it is muted, it still has that noise.

So there is any other solution? Because i can clearly see that my new mic has better quality than my old one and i want to use it in streams, but this noise is really anoying.

Just in case I got this completely wrong, does the noise disappear when you shout? Have you tried that?
Perhaps you could post a short clip of you saying something “really loudly” (with the recording level adjusted to suit).

I tried with different usb cable and still same. But i found audition and when i record with Audition and VAC (virtual line cable) the noise is almost not noticable.

Here is a short sound test where i am talking loud (without audition and vac)

EDIT: Found also this guy, he is talking normally and his noise is not noticable at all (almost):

As you can see, the waveform is now slamming into the top and bottom of the track, causing the waveform to be “clipped”.
If I amplify the waveform by a small negative amount and then zoom in very close, you can see that some of the peaks have been “clipped” off (cut off flat at what was the top / bottom of the track).
To prevent that “clipping” you need to reduce the recording level.
You may be able to do that with the recording slider, but if Audacity cannot use that, then change the recording level in the recording tab of the Windows Sound Control Panel.

Try another recording just like the last one, but turn down the recording level so that the biggest peaks are about half the track height.

It’s difficult to make direct comparisons with on-line recordings because you don’t know what processing they have done.
Background hiss can be reduced later by processing the audio, but for best results you need to get the noise level of the original “raw” (unprocessed) recording as good as possible. Processing may make a bad recording a little less bad, or can make a good clean recording sound excellent. You can’t turn a bad recording into a good recording.

Note that when he is recording with the mic, the tone of his voice is much the same as when he is talking to the camera on the other side of the room. That’s what I mean about “projecting” your voice. One of the most common mistakes that people make when they start recording themselves is that they “talk to the microphone”. Don’t do that. Other than ensuring that you remain close to the microphone, try to ignore it. Imagine that you are talking to a person on the other side of the table.

Some presenters are famous for a low, intimate talking style (“Whispering Bob Harris” comes immediately to mind), but you can be absolutely sure that they are not being recorded with a 60 Euro USB mic - more likely to be using a 1000 Euro Neuman mic with a 1000 Euro pre-amp