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    Question Static in my recordings [Presonus USB Audiobox]

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    I am doing my recording through a PreSonus Audiobox (which is I guess their answer to the USB firebox). It's working fine for me so far except for one thing. There is a prominent static hissing sound present in everything I record. I've narrowed the sound down to the box (so I know it's not my cables or my cheap-o mics) by recording into my computer with preamp volume maxed but nothing plugged into it.

    So my question is... What can I do about it? Has anyone else had any similar issues with the Audiobox or USB recording devices?

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    Naw. (I don't know how serious your reply is, but I actually tried your suggestion.. Nothing.)

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    Sounds like an earth loop through the USB cable. Is this on a laptop? these are the worst offenders. If it's a lap top, unplug the power supply and run on batteries, if the noise goes that's the problem.

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    Thanks, Alan. Unfortunately, the device is connected to a desktop computer so that won't work. (Also, is it really safe to unground things?) Everything connected to my computer is plugged into the same outlet.

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    is it at high gain only? or all across the volume scale of your preamp??
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    On the Audiobox, there is only one input volume control per mic (both are affected the same way by the static). [There is also a knob that's labeled 'Main' that as far as I know doesn't do anything to affect the input or playback. Everything else is for playback] The higher you turn the mic knob, the louder the static is.

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