Problem to solve

Frankzelf

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2007
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dear technicians,

I have made a recording with a Presonus Firebox on a Mac with Cubase. At the 2nd day there was a terrible distortion at once. It came in after 15min of recording a voice; and it stayed all day long. I heard it at the end of the day, while backing-up the recordings.

A sample can be heard here:
file in WAV extension
or
file in AIFF extension

Does anybody know this sound, or has an idea how to fix it??
Maybe a plugin for fixing vinyl or so.....

Many thanks in advance!!
 

MacInbowl

macrumors newbie
Aug 21, 2007
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Montreal, Canada
Does anybody know this sound, or has an idea how to fix it??
Maybe a plugin for fixing vinyl or so.....
Sounds like a digital clip or clock problem... trying a "de-crackle" type plugin might help but ( :( ) I don't think it will repair the whole thing like nothing happened.
If you can have another recording session, it would be better and easier for you...

Good luck!!

Mat
 

zimv20

macrumors 601
Jul 18, 2002
4,391
7
toronto
hm, that's an interesting noise.

doesn't sound like a clock problem to me, and actually it doesn't sound like digital clipping, either. but it does sound digital.

my best guess is that, somehow, the signal got corrupted. perhaps the buffer get all messed up somehow.
 

gotzero

macrumors 68040
Jan 6, 2007
3,220
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Mid-Atlantic, US
I am sure this is not what you want to hear, but that waveform is likely shot. You can hear the distortion/digital clipping rise and fall with the voice. Maybe a gain knob got hit? If you listen to the file before and after the problem, is there a difference in the sound you hear during "silence"? Maybe phantom power got turned on?