strange pops and crackles during live recording

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sasma, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. sasma macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2004
    Has anyone else had problems with noise when recording live instruments into Garage Band? When I USB into GB, with either a mic recording of acoustic guitar or a direct USB electric guitar recording, I get these pops and crackles (sort of like a bad guitar cord crackle). And they are permanently recorded on the track, thereby ruining it. I've checked my patch cords and they're okay. I'm wondering if it's something to do with the USB interface hardware, or maybe this is happening to others who are running GB on an ibook like I am? Any ideas?

  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    My best guess is that you are recording in at too high a volume, causing digital "distortion", which sounds like you describe... really bad!

    Try going to the Sound system preference and turning the input volume down.... you can play the guitar while watching the Sound preference, and see a meter. you want that meter to never reach the very top, even at the loudest sound you will play.

    Lee Tom
  3. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    Stop eating your Rice Krispies while recording. :D

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