Feedback Problem With Garageband And Logic Studio

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by SnowTronic, Jun 15, 2011.

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    I am having tons of feedback coming through my speakers and headphones when using Garageband And Logic Studio, I know the feedback is not coming from the programs (because I already am currently using a noise gate) but instead coming from the computer fans, and spinning hard drive.

    So my question is, is there a way to stop the hard drive and fans from spinning or maybe even slow them down or is their some type of hardware device I could use to eliminate this feedback coming from the computer hardware?
     
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    Are you talking about noise from the fans? Feedback is from a positive loop causing uncontrolled 'squealing'.

    If its just the noise from your computer, you must isolate them from your recording microphones. I put my CPU in a different room from where I record.
     
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    Ok, I havent tried that as far as microphones go, but what about when you use a direct audio interface like a usb guitar interface such as this -------> http://line6.com/podstudioux1/ (I own this interface) would this make any difference to the problem here or would I still need to move away from my computer in the case of using an audio usb interface?
     
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    You shouldn't be getting any sounds from your computer while going directly in from an electric/electronic instrument.
     
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    But see the strange thing is that I am, I am getting the same sound that Hakukani described, the other day I held my guitar close to my computer, while connected to a usb interface, and I could hear the "sound of the fans" or the same noise I am hearing all the time except amplified!
     
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    Does your guitar have single coil pickups?

    If so, you could be picking up hum.
     

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