Problem trying to record DJ mix into Audacity.
I’m going from an Allen & Heath Zone:22 mixer (recording outs at back),
via i-Mic into my laptop and Audacity, with new minijack to minijack cable
Am getting a lot of noise on the recording, not the sort of static people generally describe in the background when having problems recording with mics say. It’s a loud sort of rough noise / distortion overlaying the recording on playback. Not something where noise reduction on Audacity would help i’d venture.
I’ve just dowloaded the new version of Audacity and the problem occurs with this one, as with my old version.
My computer speaker outs work fine otherwise.
I’ve tried the whole circuit into a friend’s laptop/audacity and there was no problem, thus it appears the problem would be with my computer somehow but don’t know where to look.
Have the problem going into both USB ports.
Can’t think of any other variables to cover. Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
Including the iMic? I’m not an iMic fan. Mine is nestled snugly in a box in the garage.
However, if it worked on another computer, my next thing to go wrong is the USB. Lower End audio devices like the iMic depend for their very life on the 5 volt battery coming down the USB cable from the computer. If there’s anything wrong with it at all, the sound can be hissy, buzzy, noisy, low, hummy, distorted, etc. This is the problem that causes The Great Yeti Curse named after the Blue Yeti microphone that refuses to work on many computers For No Good Reason. It also gave us Frying Mosquitoes.
That problem is actually two people doing something wrong at the same time. The computer maker is going all: If I take shortcuts on USB quality, nobody will notice. At the same time the device maker is going all: If I take shortcuts on the USB connection stability, nobody will notice.
Quiet a number of people noticed.
We’re on very firm ground here because Flynwill, one of the forum elves, took his USB device apart and “fixed” the circuit so it didn’t do that. At the same time I noticed most or all the devices that supported professional and broadcast microphones didn’t do that right out of the box because they are required to have good connection stability. They don’t work any other way.
ok so i’ve got it. thanks for dropping the right clue.
no noise on recording when just on battery. i bought a replacement charger a while back which seems dodgy cos it’s become a bit noisy itself. somehow computer picking up on that noise when i’m recording? i have the charger on all the time as battery is old. time for a system upgrade…
The Chinese ones look EXACTLY like the original. Unless there are spotty details, like funny text. If you have a known good one; you can compare finishing.
If it’s Apple presumably can just got to Genius bar with it even though it was bought from third party retailer online.
See if you were PROMISED a genuine Apple one. Print the page. Take it along. If it is an official Apple retailer you might walk out of the Apple shop with a new one. And if it’s an Apple retailer who sold you a Chinese one, they can say bye-bye to their contract with Apple.
Otoh. I don’t know how things go in the USA. We’ve only had a real Apple store for a couple of years here. And I haven’t even taken a look… I always buy from a trusted, local official reseller, trying to keep them alive…