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Re: Utterly clueless, need help with "swishy" noise problem

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:52 pm

I'm in the field right now. It will take me a bit to listen.

My personal favorite is an actual microphone USB adapter. I have a Behringer UM2. If you do that, you won't need the little phantom power device because Phantom Power is built-in to the UM2.

That's it to the left of my laptop.

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Don't go crazy until I hear the work. As in Steve's posting, you could have more than one problem.

Just a side issue, where did you get the Devil's Adapter from?

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Re: Utterly clueless, need help with "swishy" noise problem

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:10 am

There's some very serious problems with the clip.

It's very low volume and it has noise reduction processing applied to it. That's why it sounds like talking in a tube or a wine glass.

I'm not sure where to start.

Audacity has two different ways to tell your recording volume. The blue sound waves and the bouncing green sound meter.

If everything is working OK, it should look something like this. The sound meter should occasionally bounce up to -10 or -6, and the blue sound waves should go about half-way up (0.5).

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This is a detail of the sound meter. That's the important part. Your meter will look a little different.

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Start a recording as a throw-away just for testing. Doesn't matter what the words are. Get closer and closer and speak louder and louder until your Audacity looks something like that. Never, ever blow into a microphone, but it doesn't matter how loud you speak.

Can you ever get loud enough?

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Re: Utterly clueless, need help with "swishy" noise problem

Permanent link to this post Posted by DisasterKari » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 pm

kozikowski wrote:
Can you ever get loud enough?

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In short, no.

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To get the blue waves to that point I had to get my face *right* up to the mic. The bouncing meter only went up to about -16.

The adapter was ordered online, I think it came from a music supplier.
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