4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2005 10:55 PM by John Huxtable
Suzanne Butz Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
lol - no : it's not my voice!

When I record any voice memos with my Belkin voice recorder, there is always a background high-pitched hum that ends with a 'clunk', a few seconds of quiet and then it builds up again.

I seem to get this whether the iPod is pluggged in to my Mac, or whether it is away from all other electrical devices.

It is really annoying on playback, and I would like to eliminate it if possible.

Any suggestions please.
  • sillydog701 Level 5 Level 5 (4,120 points)
    Hmm, I don't have this problem, but there's a noise of harddisk spinning sound in the background about every minute or so. I am getting used to it.

    Could that be the harddisk spinning sound. OR the Belkin Voice Recorder you have is damaged?
  • Allan Olega Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hmmm. I experience the same thing with my 15GB 3G iPod.

    Is the whirring/humming sound an inherent characteristic of my iPod?

    Can this be fixed or minimized somehow? I'm using barely 10% of the total disk space.

    I'm using iTalk by the way.

  • Suzanne Butz Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    With the astounding lack of response regarding this, I have been doing further investigation. It is definitely some sort of feedback coming from somewhere - which I am unable to eliminate. It is just like the hum that builds in a standard old stereo and you can hear the hum through the speakers. It could, of course, be feedback from the harddisk speeding up as mentioned above. It would still be great to find some way of eliminating this incredibly annoying 'feature'.
  • John Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have experienced this too when using the Belkin microphone and suspect that it is the hard disk whirring being picked up by the microphone.

    It looks to me like the iTalk allows a microphone on a lead to be plugged into it. This would take the microphone further away from the source and might eliminate the noise completely.

    Of course, it means having to buy an iTalk AND a separate microphone. Perhaps your friendly Apple reseller will let you try in store...