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So i just bought / upgraded some of my gear to a Komplete Kontrol A49 and a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. Downloaded my free Ableton Lite and plugged in my guitar to the no 1 instrument input on my Scarlett. And whilst I get a clean and nice sound through my headphones, when I record on Ableton via a audio track, I’m getting this weird distorted and buzzing sound on top of my clean guitar sound. Does anyone here know what’s going in? It’s kind of frustrating and depressing after saving for 1 year to get that equipment and have it fail on me. Would truly appreciate any help here l.

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    Have you tried adjusting the buffer size settings in the audio driver? If it's set too low, you could get constant drop-outs that sound like a harsh loud irregular crackling sound mixed with the actual sound. – Your Uncle Bob May 28 at 19:54
  • My first guess is "ground loop" - yes, those can occur with USB connections as well. But you should try to isolate the problem. Do you get the same sounds if the guitar is not plugged in? If it is plugged in, but you're not playing? Does adjusting the recording levels do anything? Have you tried other recording software, like Audacity? Etc. etc. – Richard Metzler May 29 at 6:59
  • does it occur on other recording software too? – Jastria Rahmat 11 hours ago

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