Microphones have bad distortion, Mac OS X 10.11 VMWare machine.

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ty97, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. ty97 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2016
    I'm only using VMWare with OS X to use GarageBand to play guitar.

    I can listen to twitch with perfect audio. Only the recording devices like my mic and guitar have some cancerous feedback problems. Not sure why.

    The basics:

    I'm using USB to Guitar jack (3/4 I think?).
    I'm using USB-B to USB 2.0 for my Blue Snowball microphone.

    Both are having issues, even outside of GarageBand. I used Quicktime in OS X to record these samples below. Song is nightmare by a7x.

    Mac OS X 10.11 recordings:
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1fuinqiSu6Y Mic.
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s140ocrTGZqk Guitar.

    Windows (no issues) recordings:
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Ws2LJE0jdV Mic.
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0mla3hI7ATe Guitar.

    I think that's a weeb site.. sorry lol.

    Any ideas? Thanks for the help. Yes I legally own Mac OS X 10.11
    --- Post Merged, Feb 18, 2016 ---
    Progress, found out Mac OS X kept resetting the hz to 44100. It flatout doesn't pick up signal at the hz for some reason..

    I tried 48000 and it was working until I immediately noticed there was about a 1/2 second delay in the audio monitoring. Then, after 5 minutes the audio starts sounding like it's crackling, or corrupted. Bout to just try a Windows alternative.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Does this mean you're running OS X in a virtual machine on Windows, and trying to do audio work in OS X that way?
  3. ty97 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2016

    I ended up fixing it, by setting the hz for the guitar to 48000.
    Now, in garageband there is severe delay.
  4. Gochugogi macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2013
    Sandwich Isles
    I'm using both a MOTU Ultralite and Tascam US-2x2 with El Capitan and it records my Neumann KM184 perfectly with Logic, Bias Peak Pro and GarageBand. I normally use 48 or 96K 24 bit but 44.1 works fine. Maybe there's a driver conflict with your interface? I was worried and kept a clone of my Mavericks system but El Capitan was fine once configured.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    OS X running virtualized is slow. You're unlikely to get this to work reliably.

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