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How to cut out static in audio recording?

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Isakale Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 5, 2013 12:47 PM

Hey. I am new to Logic... I would like to record some of my music nicely, but with the equipment I've got, there is some static in the background. I have a Blue Yeti as a microphone and a Scarlett 4i2 as the USB interface between my Mac and my accoustic guitar.

Both of the two produce a bit of unnecessary static or white noise in the background. It's not too bad, but if I can, I would love to get rid of it! It would make it a whole lot more realistic, and clear. Is there anything I can do in Logic to take out some of those noises? I'm not at all sure how the equalizer works, but is there anything I can do with it that might help get rid of these unwanted noises? Any other tips or ideas?

 

Thanks so much! Very new to recording and would love some tips!

 

God bless you.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to Isakale)

    Those are both USB devices correct?

     

    You should not be getting static.

     

    It sounds like you're describing digital hash.

     

    First try this.

     

    In Logic's  Preferences/Audio.

     

    Change your INPUT Device to the Scarlett 4i2. (I'm assuming the Output device was already the Scarlett) I realize you can't record this way, but the question is... does your playback sound any different.

     

    There's a couple of other things to try, try one at a time.. let me know how it does with a change of Input device.

  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)
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    Oct 6, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to Isakale)

    Isakale wrote:

     

    Great, I'll give that a try when I get a chance in a few days and let you know! Thanks much for your help!!!

    I think what you will end up doing is creating and Aggregate Device using both your Mic and The Scarlett.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1215

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