This may be my first post in the Homerecording.com forum, but I read content here a lot and gt the weekly newsletter. Anyway..
I have this line noise coming through my signal chain(s), and cannot identify its origin or how to rid myself of it?
Here is my signal path (identical signal chain x2):
SOURCE: 6 string electric > Alesis QuadraVerb GT > guitar amp
Shure SM57 > XLR > Behringer Ultragain t1953 > Pyramid PEQ60 > dbx266XL (tested/bypassed and not issue) > Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 > REAPER (only an iVGI trim plugin for proper gain staging - again tested and not the issue)
Guitar to amp is all unbalanced and mic signal chain is all balanced. I have considered that the issue might be the amp, but the person that I am recording refuses to change/turn down the level.. so I cannot test that that factor.
Most of the cables are brand new and the rest are all tested and or working proper.. Am just very confused about on what the issue could be. The microphones are brand new as well....
I've tried just turning things down as much as I can and that does not solve my problem either. One thought I have is that my tubes are causing the problem. I have replacements on the way. I have not eliminated the t1953 from the chain so as to test that factor. Reason is that I want it to be part of the tone.
I was trying to use the gate on the 266XL to rid myself of the line noise, but I couldn't quite get it. I tried a plugin as well (against my ethics even).. still couldn't get it. This may just be due to my low skill level with gates.
Well, I have rambled enough. Hopefully somebody can help me solve my problem.
Thanks in advance.