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Questions tagged [noise]

Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc

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e String vibrating against fret

I bought a second hand Ibanez from a dealer recently with a floating Lo Pro Edge bridge. When I play the open e string it fuzzes a bit, just like a vibration against the first fret. can you help me? ...
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How to get rid of hum from pc sound card?

I have a little setup that a PC connects to Yamaha 01V96 mixer. I connected the mixer to the sound card using 3.5 stereo to 1/4" mono splitter cable. Since the cable is not balanced cable I am ...
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Dealing with MacBook Pro fan noise during audio production sessions

While working, i find it very disturbing to have the constant hissing of the MacBook Pro next to my ear. How do other people deal with the noise? Since i can't really go far from the MacBook with my ...
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Issue with system audio and microphone audio

So I recorded audio & video with my computer ( NVidia Geforce instant replay ) of my mom singing a very deep song, completely out of her head with the guitar. I really want to save what she sang, ...
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Intermittent Guitar Hum

I've been dealing with an issue for weeks now and have yet to fix it, so I'm hoping someone has an idea. This problem is happening with both single-coils (tele, strat), humbuckers (les paul), and ...
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1MORE Quad Driver vs Shure SE846 Quad Driver earbuds? [closed]

In terms of treble, bass, high, mid and low ranges, frequency response?
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G1on multi effects processor or a normal distortion pedal will have noise?

Whenever I try to record distortion from my G1on Multi effects processor on audacity, I get a high buzz noise...if I try removing the noise from a tool in the software...the recorded guitar doesn't ...
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How do I get rid of the white noise when playing guitar through pulseaudio?

Instead of using an amp, I have a cheap adapter that allows me to plug my guitar cable into the 3.5mm audio input port on my laptop. I then use pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 to ...
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Hum disappears on touching both strings and cable? What is the issue?

I have got a Taylor 312ce 12-fret. I actually rarely plugged it in at home, but I did now due to a new pedalboard. Thereby, I discovered a hum issue. The simplest setup on which it occurs is: Guitar ...
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Best noise-blocking earphones? [closed]

I realise this may not be the correct SE Site for the question, so if anyone could point me towards the correct one that would be helpful, but this seemed appropriate! I'm looking for a pair of noise ...
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Buzz problem in Ibanez RG350dxz

I was cleaning up my guitar and removed my edge ii tremelo bridge and the springs holding it along with the stud screws holding the blade. But now when I reconnected everything, there is no sound ...
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Im having issue with my bass guitar

I'm new to bass, and I just got a new 200 dollar fender. The issue that I'm having is a clanging noise when I play in the upper frets. The strings are a lot higher from the upper frets than the ...
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Removing bad frequencies from electric guitar

I use the channel EQ in logic to find out bad frequencies and then decrease their levels. For example, the constant hissing noise at high frequencies etc. I just form a peak and move it along the ...
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Why is this guitar making so much noise?

My brother has an electric guitar which he has not played or even touched for at least fifteen years. It's a cheap strat-like guitar, equipped with three unknown (most likely stock) single coil ...
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Puzzled by harmonic noise while releasing a chord on electric guitar

While using distortion on my electric guitar, when I press and release a bar chard (Power chord in drop D), a harmonic noise comes up. I tried lightly touching in between in two frets and played the ...
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Keyboard noise on brand new Clavinova CLP 645

I just got a brand new Clavinova CLP 645 and I couldn't help but notice from the first touch how noisy the keyboard is. It's not just the thud when the keys reach the bottom, but there is also a ...
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humming (noise) due to guitar or amplifier

so when i power on my line6 spider 30W amp without any inputs then even if I turn the master volume max there is no noise. but when i connect my guitar there is noise... but again if i turn my guitar ...
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How did I make this noise?

This is a really specific question, but I was fooling around on bass guitar and made a really cool (imo) noise which I couldn't replicate afterwards. I happened to record it. If someone could tell me ...
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upright piano and apartment: how to prevent neighborhood problems? [duplicate]

I am dealing a K-200 because I liked this piano very much. But I am concerned about possible problems with my neighborhood. Here’s my detailed setup: I live in a concrete apartment, my floor is in ...
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How to reduce screeching “string noise” when playing the guitar [duplicate]

When I play some chords which are on the same strings but on different frets, I produce much string noise, when changing between them. For example take Eric Clapton's famous "Cocaine" riff, which can ...
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Microphone filter/ foam screen - to reduce fan noise

I live in India, a hot tropical country. Ceiling fans are indispensable parts of our lives. And naturally, the noise from it screws up my recordings (audio and video - done on my phone). What can I ...
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High pitch noise when playing high E string

I can hear a strange high pitched noise when playing the high E open string on my standard Mexican telecaster. The sound is present only when playing the string open. It sounds like something around ...
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Electric Guitar Noise [duplicate]

I have an electric guitar (Yamaha Pacifica 112V) and I am using it with a Steinberg UR-22 on a Macbook Pro. When I plug in the guitar to the UR22 I can hear noise coming through the input, even if I ...
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Playing acoustic guitar in a dormitory room

I've been learning playing guitar (classical nylon-string) for 4 months and I practice in my dormitory room. As it has nylon strings and I don't play too much rhythm guitar, I don't think I've ...
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Guitar hums even when only pickup is wired

I have an Ibanez RG220H (IBZ neck pickup, Seymour Duncan bridge pickup) that I've been trying to de-hum, and have run out of ideas/internet searches. The guitar is currently wired with a humbucker ...
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Recording an acoustic guitar with passive under-saddle pickup-system and having much noise

I tried to recorde myself with my new guitar through the internal passive pickup, and got some serious noise issues. First, when I am recording plainly, the signal is very silent, and when I am ...
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Drums in Apartment

I am currently in the market for a new apartment/house. I am aiming for a house since I want to be able to jam with others, but was wondering if this was ever possible for others in apartments. There ...
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High “whistling” noise from my guitar/bass amplifiers in my home recording facility

I'm afraid a serious problem has come to my home recording facility. It's a simple personal setting in my garage which I've transformed as a music space. Two computers (one laptop), two sound ...
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How to filter noise can be heard when electric motor starts

When someone at my home starts using blender I hear it in my guitar amp. Noise is single pulse and occurs when device starts and stops not between. How to prevent this other way than switching off all ...
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Guitar Amplifier cause TV to flicker

I have an interesting problem. I have a Marshall MG30-DFX which is placed just behind my LCD TV (Samsung V32F390 if it matters). When I switch on or off my amp, the tv screen flickers. I was ...
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Electric drum kit noise - cymbals only (Need advise to reduce noise)

I have read lots of posts about electric drum noise especially in apartments, but these posts relate to the kick drum the the thump sound either upwards or downwards. emphasized text I have ...
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Do bass traps actually reduce noise for neighbors?

I've been having some issues with neighbors and I am looking for ways to reduce noise from my accoustic piano. One of the things I understand is that low frequency notes propagate a lot more than ...
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Why is my muted guitar noisy in my new house and the noise goes away when playing any note?

1) I have noticed that when I leave the metal parts of the guitar and the strings untouched, there is a significant noise when my distortion pedal is on. On touching the strings/tailpiece(I have a LP),...
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Noise after changing the guitar jack socket

I've recently changed the guitar socket. After I did it, I've been experiencing a lot of hum. The hum stops if I touch the metal part of the cable.If I touch the strings, the hum continues. The socket ...
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Noise from signal chain

My signal chain caused no problem till few days back but now im facing one. My guitar goes into analog pedals , then in a noise gate and then in di box where i use the xlr output with a ground lift. ...
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Are there good alternatives to expensive practice facilities in urban environments?

I’m a drummer who recently moved from Rochester NY to Boston, and I’m looking to get my footing in the music scene here. Music is not my full time gig (PhD student by day), and so it’s tough for me to ...
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Ways of reducing noise with single coil sound hole pickups

I currently use an sound hole single-coil magnetic pickup on my acoustic guitar so that I can get both a good "acoustic" guitar sound and so that I can drive electric guitar effects pedals. In some ...
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Unwanted noise from Guitar Amp (Epiphone standard ii & vox ii modeling amp)

I have a Epiphone les paul Standard ii (slash edition) guitar and Vox ii modeling guitar amplifier. When i connect it to power supply (position of various knobs: -volume knob-50%(in the mid position), ...
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Static noise with a USB MIDI controller

I have recently bought a seven-year old M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, and noticed that when I plug it into my MacBook Air, I get static noise when I press keys. Once pressed, the same key makes a ...
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Clicking sound when switching chords

Here is a demo: https://goo.gl/photos/SmJaUU3LUCvU6Mx66 Amplifier: Roland blues cube artist Guitar: Fender American deluxe plus, with N3 noiseless pickups As you can hear there is a clicking/...
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Can guitar hum possibly be due to a bad pickup

I am struggling with hum on my archtop that has a Kent Armstrong HJGS-1 floating pickup. If we touch the outside plastic covering of the pickup or to the ground lug on the pickup, the hum reduces ...
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How to reduce tape hiss while recording a cassette tape with digital data as source

I bought a few Maxell cassette tapes, a portable Sony cassette tapes recorder (with the possibility to record also from an external microphone: in my case, a jack connected to the PC) and - as already ...
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How to avoid unwanted scratching/squeaking/hissing noise from the fretting hand when playing hi-gain electric guitar?

I have been playing the electric guitar for over ten years now, and this is an issue that has been troubling me for ages. Whenever I play hi-gain songs and have to switch fretting hand positions ...
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Electric guitar noise gate pedal

I’m new to electric guitar stuff. I am interesting about a noise gate pedal to reduce the noise of my amp. I do not use a pedal for over-drive. Instead I use amp’s over-drive channel. Since I do not ...
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Preamp Valve gone in 'hissing' amp?

Roughly 3 years ago, I purchased a VHT Special 6 Ultra (Combo) Valve Amp. It has recently been 'hissing' (not sure if this is the correct description), and this noise increases with higher wattage and ...
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Strange hum sound while playing open B note on the second string

Four months ago, I bought this Yamaha f310 beginner's guitar. I did not have any problems during practice. Since yesterday, when I play B note open on the second string, it sounds fine and when I ...
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High pitched ringing noise on single coil pickups

My guitar has split coil pickups, and I've started to have more problems with noise on the single coil setting since I changed my recording setup. I used to use a laptop to record into and if I had ...
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Sound proofing underneath the drumset

I live on the 3rd floor of my apartment and people downstairs are just about to lose it cos of me practicing my "L R Kick" triplets. I want to know if there is an intelligent, makeshift way to ...
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Are there any VSTs for removing harmonic content from audio? [closed]

Are there are any VSTs that automatically remove the main harmonic content from an audio source? For example: if I have a simple sine wave this VST would return absolutely nothing, silence. If the ...
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What's this weird sound coming from my speakers?

I keep hearing bursts of static from the speakers of my electronic keyboard. At first I thought there was a loose electrical connection, but sometimes it has a rhythmic pattern to it, like “rat ...