- Hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine troubleshooting some noise. Let’s talk about that.
- Friday I made a recording of “The Podcast” and during the prep. I found that I had some irritating noise on the mic. You may have heard it in the last few episode – a small buzz on top of my voice. When I wasn’t talking the noise gate cut it off.
- I found that the XLR-cable was too close to the power supply of the RodeCaster – which caused the problem. But it was not that easy to find. Here’s a list of things you should test when you have similar issues.
- First make sure you connected all your equipment through the same power outlet – this ensuring you have a common ground.
- Turn off equipment that can cause noise on the electrical line or cause electrical fields. Florescent light in the roof, near by refrigerators etc.
- Make sure “Phantom Power” is turned off if your microphone doesn’t require it.
- Change the wires to others – the ones you have could have become damaged.
- Try the same microphone (and cable) to a different recording device. Something that is not connected the the power grid (e.g. battery).
- If possible move the equipment to a different place.
- These are the few things I went through to troubleshoot my setup and fairly quickly I could locate the problem.
- There are certainly other steps you can take – let me know by any of the means of contact that you can find on martinhaagen.se/about/
- If you liked this episode, why not recommend it to family and friends? Or if you have the opportunity drop a review on iTunes. Would be super appreciated!
- This was all for today – see you tomorrow! Ciao!