Issues with Recording

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Issues with Recording

Post by justin » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:15 pm

I seem to be having an issue with recording.

This only seems to have started since I got a (relatively) new computer - I did not have any issues with my old machine/setup. I am currently working on an HP Pavilion a1547c, Recording and playback both seem to work without any lag or glitches and everything seems to run smoothly - except when I playback what I've recorded (in this case an accoustic guitar running through a pick-up, into a mixing board, then through the mic input on the on board sound card) sounds as though it has a phaser effect on it. I'm not certain it's my soundcard as I use my headphones as a monitor and everything seems to sound just fine. I don't think for certain it's a playback issue because when I import an audio file it also seems to sound fine. Hence - I'm thinkin' it's a recording thing.

Any suggestions to get rid of the phaser/tremolo type sound I'm experiencing? Thanks, Justin


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Post by justin » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:17 pm

...also noteable - it's not just the guitar experiencing this... I've tried a microphone through my sound board - as well as both the guitar and the mic plugged directly into the computer.

My midi Keyboard is not experiencing an issue via the midi in.
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Post by Jim Lad » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:05 am

running through a pick-up, into a mixing board, then through the mic input on the on board sound card
Shouldn't that be going to Line in as opposed to Mic in?
I presume you're using the mixer for its preamps?

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Post by Acoustica Eric » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:25 am

Does this transfer to the rendered files? I mean if you mix down to an mp3, is the odd sound still there when played back through say winamp or windows media player? How about on a different pc?

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Post by justin » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:28 pm

yes - I thought maybe it was just the playback through mixcraft as once upon a time I had issues with it not playing through the rear speakers on my old machine - I tried to mix down to an mp3 and it does still sound odd. Also - I tried plugging the mixing board into my laptop and installed mixcraft on it - the sound is normal and works great...

And yes - it runs through the mixing board and I found that the line in didn't work so great with the board that I have, The board is a pre-amp and the line in doesn't seem to get 'loud' enough for recording so I use the mic in where I can bring up the volume up high enough. That being said - I do not use the mic boost option, it's just straight in. and, on that note - while reading this I tried for kicks to plug into the line in, although it is quieter the sound is still no working properly. I've also noticed that as it does have a bit of a phaser effect to it, it also seems to not 'hold' notes for me... ie. when I strum a G, a D, and a C - you'll here the g, you won't hear the bass on the d or the c. I can record and send a sample if my babbling doesn't make any sense to you...
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