Just bought my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 and recorded a acoustic guitar with Pro Tools | First but I'm getting some noise kind of thing in the recording.

I'm a newbie in this field so any kind of help or suggestions will be appreciated :)

Sample Guitar

  • Important info here would include your mic setup (what type, what distance from the guitar, etc.) and an idea of gain levels on the 6i6 and ProTools – Doktor Mayhem Feb 6 '17 at 18:15
  • @DrMayhem Actually I have a semi-acoustic guitar so no distance just plugged in and played. – Omer Feb 7 '17 at 6:38
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    Okay - in that case I'd want to check gain levels and battery, as the slight clipping could be from the signal hitting a voltage rail that has been brought low by a low battery. – Doktor Mayhem Feb 7 '17 at 12:24
  • @DrMayhem ... Can this be caused by guitar wire? Its a cheap one – Omer Feb 8 '17 at 6:04
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    I guess it could be, but I've gigged for years with cheap and expensive cables and there is usually no difference except for the cheap ones falling to pieces faster. – Doktor Mayhem Feb 11 '17 at 13:56

I use a 6i6 as well. Usually things like that come down to a few simple contact/electrical issues. I would make sure my guitar cable to the interface is a good one or try another cable. Also look at what else is plugged into or near the outlet where your 6i6 is. Do you have a light fixture, another piece of equipment, your computer. A surge protector/power conditioner might eliminate the buzz. However there are known popping/clicking sounds associated with Scarlett interfaces. Go to http://us.focusrite.com/downloads?product=Scarlett+6i6 for additional assistance or call their customer support.

  • I have a cheap guitar cable... Do you think that might be a problem? ... I don't hear anything when I'm connected ... When I strum then there is a minor noise. – Omer Feb 8 '17 at 7:13

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