Microphone background hiss.

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  1. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    So my 15 year old nephew informed me he would like to make a creepy pasta vid and ask me if I would help. Delighted, I said yes and we began working immediately. He has this microphone called Blue. It has pretty good quality but I could not figure out how to get rid of the background hiss. I compensated for the hiss by using white noise throughout the track layered into the back ground music and it sounds alright but I would like to avoid the hiss altogether any thoughts.
     
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  2. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Any electrical interference, maybe?
     
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    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you don't have an audio interface? Cos I used to get some white noise when using Ableton with headphones plugged straight into my laptop, soon as I got an interface the hiss was gone :2thumbs:
     
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  4. MC_Abyss

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    Arguing with the mirror, but I didn't get a word in.

    A condenser mic and a pre amp. Will solve your problem.
     
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  5. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Good to know guys thank you!
     
  6. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Noise gate the mic track, sorted
     
  7. smoothassilk

    smoothassilk Active Member

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    Reafir will do it- it's a reaper stock plug, but can be downloaded for free anyway.

    Set it to 'subtract', tick the 'automatically build noise profile', loop a section containing just noise, then untick the box and play back your audio.

    In theory, this is better than a gate because it also removes noise when sounds are playing, not just in quiet sections.