wierd buzzing noise...

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  1. pete_c

    pete_c New Member

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    hi, since upgrading my set up a little, im now faced with a buzzing noise, which seems to be caused by the computer processing stuff i think...

    ive got krk 6 monitors plugged into a pioneer djm600 mixer, which is connected to my computer via an m audio external soundcard (fast track pro). sound quality seems fine its just this buzzing whirring noise thats the problem, gets worse as soon as u open up cubase and start making music. any ideas?
     
  2. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    hmmm, duno... i have a similar problem when i plug my cans in directly to my pc, the cable is picking up inteferance from the HD whirring, however its fine when i run my cans out of my mixer (from my pc, same jack).

    I assume its some cable issue, ie my cans are shit and cheap?
     
  3. pete_c

    pete_c New Member

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    only started doing it when i bought the new soundcard, the pcs internal one didnt really cut it, gave off some wierd noises when playing low frequency sounds, so i upgraded. the actual sound is good now, its just this computer interferance buzzing. plus, i have to crank the output gain all the way up on the soundcard and turn the gain up quite high on the mixer to get a reasonable volume, not sure if that has anything to do with it?
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hmmm maybe it has something do do with the wires, are your power cables and audio cables separated?
     
  5. djslime

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    I had/have the same problem!
    i havent got rid of it but a way to make the buzzing much quiter and almost silent isss.......turn the volume on ur monitors down, and turn the volume on ur computer up

    ive got a Mac and Mackie MR5 monitors! i had the volume of the monitors just over half and the mac volume pretty low, this caused my speakers to buzz,
    now i have turned my monitor volume down to about a quarter and my mac volume most the way up!
    i can no longer hear the buzzing even tho its still there

    let me know if it works for you, it did for me!
     
  6. pete_c

    pete_c New Member

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    hmmm power cables and audio cables are separated. pretty sure my pc volume is almost at full and the monitors are up to about a quarter. doing my nut in!

    ---------- Post added at 14:54 ---------- Previous post was at 14:53 ----------

    maybe i should turn the monitors up, and the pc level down?
     
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    hmmm thats strange,

    turning my monitors down and my mac up fixed the problem for me
    the only other thing i could suggest is if u get a USB soundcard
    are ur monitors going str8 into the 'Line in'??
     
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    im using a usb soundcard! the monitors have xlr connections which go into my mixer, which is connected to the computer through the soundcard...
     
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    o shit! in that case i havent got a clue what it could be, i thought mine done it because i was using Line in instead of a external soundcard!

    thats real wierd man! hope u sort it out soon bro!
     
  10. Woodz12

    Woodz12 sssounds so heavy...

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    have you tried connecting them directly to the soundcard to see if that makes a difference?
     
  11. 0w3n

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    Can you post some more info on your PC specs (OS processor etc) Maudio USB interfaces are known for this but there are solutions dependant on your PC hardware