Crackles when recording guitar amp line out into PC?

Asked by: Elder Ocampo

After that, the most likely explanation (IMHO) is computer power supply noise leaking into the sound card through the ground plane. It’s possible that recording on battery power can eliminate this, so try that. The best workaround is to just always record on battery power and fully charge it before recording.

Why does my guitar crackle when recording?

If the crackle occurs in sync with touching the strings, I suspect you have either a floating ground plug issue or a guitar/cord shielding issue. The strings are grounded to the guitar cables shield.

Why is my guitar amp making a crackling sound?

Random Crackling and Pops

This typically signifies your amplifier has faulty power tubes. First, try swapping them one by one with a spare tube. If this does not fix it, then the preamp plate and/or cathode resistor need to be checked out (this is probably something to get a professional tech to do).

How do you fix crackling in a recording?

And you have an amplitude skew which allows you to control whether the D crackler is working on lower. Energy or lower level signals versus higher levels.

Why is my audio interface making noise?

Sources of noisy cables can include: Computer hardware, mains cables, power supplies, internal components. Lights, if you have lighting cables alongside audio cables this can cause problems with noise. Power amplifiers, monitor amps, guitar amps, or anything particularly higher power could introduce noise.

How do you fix crackling in Reaper?

We're in the device settings make sure you've selected your audio system as a CEO and select the a co-driver. That comes with your sound card as you're a co-driver.

Why is my amp crackling solid state?

It could be one of many things, a bad solder joint, cracked printed circuit board or component lead, a fault component, etc. If there is someone near you that knows anything about electronics then it could be worth talking to them to see if they will have a look at it for you.

How do I get rid of static noise in my amp?

Anything that breaks the loop will remove the noise, and the easiest way to do it is to power everything through a single AC socket. As shown below, simply plug all your equipment into a single power strip, surge protector, or power center and plug that into the wall.

How do I stop my volume control crackling?

It's always good practice to just blow it out with a blower you do not have to do this step but i do recommend.

Can I connect amplifier to PC?

The easiest way to connect the audio output of your computer is to use the “line” output of your sound card. We recommend a stereo 3.5mm mini phone plug to dual RCA cable or mini plug to dual RCA jack adapter with a RCA jack stereo cable to go to the audio input of your sound system, such as the “aux” input.

How do I record my guitar to my computer using USB?

And sound and then manage audio devices. Then they go to recording.

Can you plug your guitar into your computer?

To connect your electric guitar to a computer, you need to use an audio interface that will safely process your guitar’s signal into something your computer can use. If your computer has audio input jacks, you cannot directly plug your electric guitar into it and you must use an audio interface.

Can you run a guitar amp through an audio interface?

The simplest way to connect a guitar amp to an audio interface is by using an output labeled ‘line out’ on the amplifier. This is sent to the input on the interface using an audio cable, where the signal from the amplifier can be recorded.

Can I plug my amp into my interface?

If the output jack is labeled line out it means it can be plugged into any line-level input, as those found in audio interfaces, so you should be safe. If your interface is “pro” grade, it can have Mic inputs and “Hi-Z” (or Instrument) inputs too, so check if it’s the case and make sure you plug into the line inputs.

Can you plug your guitar directly into an audio interface?

Plug straight in (a.k.a. DI or Direct Injection)

The simplest way to capture your guitar is to plug it directly into your audio interface’s instrument input: just connect your guitar cable to one of the quarter-inch jack inputs. (Make sure you press the ‘Inst’ button to engage the high-impedance (hi-Z) circuitry).

How do you record directly from a guitar amp?

Basically you want to point the mic. At the amp and not away from the amp. There's two speakers in this to 12-inch speakers I'm using the off-axis technique.