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Old 12th March 2014
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What is this noise?

I cant locate where this noise is coming from.

link: http://we.tl/uTtcZXYENF

Any Ideas?

I run my keyboards thru an Tascam LM-8st mixer.,

Old 12th March 2014
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mistervenable's Avatar
🎧 10 years
It's definitely SOME kind of interference or flux from something. It doesn't sound like the noise from cellphone interference... how long has this been happening? Has anything new been introduced to the studio lately? Have you plugged in anything new? Could be an issue in the Tascam or one of the keyboards...
Old 12th March 2014
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🎧 10 years
I hear two different noises.
A hum, mainly made up of the higher 60herz mains power overtones (420hz, 540hz and 660hz).
And a scratching noise.
They may be linked.
I suspect some sort of groundloop is plaguing you.
Try the standard fault finding methods first, like unplugging other gear.
And play with volume controls, to see if that affects it.
Post back with more info about your gear and how you have wired it up.
Old 12th March 2014
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thanks for the replies guys. The only thing new is the tascam mixer,. but it only makes that noise when it is connected to my big studio setup. If i just connect it to a portable setup, its all clean,. Really wierd. Its the scrathing noise im talking about.

My Setup on that channel is

MOOG SLimfatty + Motif Xs6 + MPC REnaiscence + Micro Korg XL > Tascam LM-8st --- SSL X-DEsk --- Lynx Aurora 8 With Thru firewire extensoin ----DAW
Old 12th March 2014
Gear Nut
🎧 5 years
Try physically touching and moving different cables to see if the sound increases or decreases. That might help figure out which source is the culprit. It doesn't sound like cellphone interference (which sounds similar but with more pulsing), but make sure your cellphone is in another room or something just to see if there's any difference.
Old 12th March 2014
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can it be the wifi?
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