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Old 09-18-2018, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Recording without line noise

Anybody got any tips on an at home setup with electric?

My noise ratio isn't bad, I just want to eliminate any kind of hiss possible. Haven't tried the direct box method yet, wanted to get some input.

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Old 09-19-2018, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are ground loop noise isolators, noise suppression software downloads, and/or isolation power bars you could use. Maybe use only incandescent light bulbs cause florescent lighting give off a 60 cycle hum.

Everyone is worried about their noise to signal ratio – don't. Go against the norm, add more noise to your recording. Maybe sample an the ending of an LP, loop it and at it to your recording making your recording sound like it was pressed on vinyl. No one would know whether or it was ripped from vinyl except you. Or you could just start off the song with a few seconds of a scratchy record like "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods. Maybe mix in white noise to you snare hits. If you're recording a guitar use a Stratocaster for that buzzy single coil noise and capture that noise before you start playing. Noise is a wild animal. You gotta capture noise, train it, and it do the tricks you want it to do.
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I'd love to know what is noise to signal ratio?
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Compressor, noise gate, and a pop filter. Unless you're doing DI/unbalanced out, then you might not need the filter. Though also, admittedly I'm quite amateurish when it comes to recording...I'm traditionally a live musician. DAW's feel and look like a pilot cockpit to me, it's a bit overwhelming.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just reverb the noise. And use it.
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The plugin 'Soothe' by Oeksound helps cleaning tracks a lot. One of my go-to's for making things sound more comfortable
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Old 05-03-2020, 09:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Try Adobe audition and "noise reduction"
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I actually have the same question. If you have a digital keyboard, it seems to me that you could record the sound by converting the computer inputs directly into a file rather than using an external microphone. It's the same thing when you type letters on a computer, the computer just records the inputs into the computer, it doesn't use a microphone. Is this true?
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