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    Getting noise & distortion in vocal recording even below -12 db

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    I've Bluebird & AT2020 microphone along with Roland Quad-capture interface, ART Tube preamp and Fl studio 12. I tried both microphones but I'm getting vocal distortion and noise even below -12 db gain level. If I record below that level, it records fine but I'm unable to increase gain above that level and it causes significant vocal distortion and noise. I used different mic & pop-filter positions, different XLR cables but got the same issue. Any body knows the reason for that?

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    Does it occur if you connect the mics directly into the Roland interface and leave the ART preamp out of the signal chain?
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    Yes, I tried both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkali1 View Post
    I've Bluebird & AT2020 microphone along with Roland Quad-capture interface, ART Tube preamp and Fl studio 12. I tried both microphones but I'm getting vocal distortion and noise even below -12 db gain level. If I record below that level, it records fine but I'm unable to increase gain above that level and it causes significant vocal distortion and noise. I used different mic & pop-filter positions, different XLR cables but got the same issue. Any body knows the reason for that?
    So record below -12

    What's the problem here anyway??
    Are you getting a lot of noise recording lower?

    What are you recording.
    Soft ballads or H-Bomb blasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkali1 View Post
    I've Bluebird & AT2020 microphone along with Roland Quad-capture interface, ART Tube preamp and Fl studio 12. I tried both microphones but I'm getting vocal distortion and noise even below -12 db gain level. If I record below that level, it records fine but I'm unable to increase gain above that level and it causes significant vocal distortion and noise. I used different mic & pop-filter positions, different XLR cables but got the same issue. Any body knows the reason for that?
    2 Things:
    Ware are you measuring this -12dB?
    Have you tried adjusting your sound card driver settings?
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