Kinda hard to tell without a (preferably uncompressed) sample of the sound. rev 2020.11.24.38066, The best answers are voted up and rise to the top, Sound Design Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled, Start here for a quick overview of the site, Detailed answers to any questions you might have, Discuss the workings and policies of this site, Learn more about Stack Overflow the company, Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us. Sound Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for sound engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts. I also hear the static when I go to the properties of the mic and listen to it threw windows. 84 posts; 84 posts ; Location: Denmark; Posted August 23, 2014. Maybe you bumped the mic or the cable inside broke somehow. Why are most helipads in Sao Paulo blue coated and identified by a "P"? level 2 I have a AT-2020 Microphone and a Behringer UM2 Audio Interface. Very loud static and buzzing noise, Behringer UM2 Audio Interface + AT2020. Did medieval people wear collars with a castellated hem? Ensure that you don't have something set wrong because that can cause issues in recording. Before you start the episode, give about 10-15 seconds of no talking or typing, that way you can use the noise removal in Audacity more reliably. I sent the cable with it and I got back a new cable as well. I use to have the AT2020 and it was fairly sensitive. Are broiler chickens injected with hormones in their left legs? If you have some form of pop filter, turn the mic volume down and bring the mic closer to your mouth also. I'll have to make sure everything is plugged in right, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. This is a community dedicated to gaming content creators. To learn more, see our tips on writing great answers. The AC is on, and that's the only thing that it could be picking up. What does “blaring YMCA — the song” mean? The noise happens even when my microphone is unplugged. I would stay away from USB 3.0 ports. I received my replacement AT2020 microphone. I'm not familiar with the AT2020, but if it's an XLR mic and you don't have a phantom power supply, that will cause a loud buzzing sound. It will still pick up my computer's fans, but I don't talk loud enough and can't get as close as I'd like to reduce the listen level further. Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. So you may want to record with the AC off (if at all possible) or tweak your settings with the mic. I plugged it into my mixer and it's quiet as can be. It could also be an issue with the outlet you're plugged into (the PC) not being correctly grounded. Could that be a problem? If its just more of a static sound there is also just a chance something is wrong with the mic. When the XLR cable is completely unplugged from both devices, the noise is still very loud but it does sound different. I use a throwaway 30 dollar headset mic and it's sensitive enough that the air conditioning makes a huge difference in quality., I'm out of options at this point but I don't want to buy a new interface if I do not have to. Here is a recording of the noise if that helps. Could that be a problem? Whether its directly into the wall or in a power/surge bar. How do I fix USB Mic Static through a preamp? I have direct monitor enabled and plug in my headphones to the audio interface. I own an AT2020 USB. … I got on this morning and there was a constant buzzing/crackling noise, but it doesn't sound like a grounding issue, as I have had those before and was able to fix them, this does sound different. Granted it's more of what I'd call a "buzz" instead of static. It's not even an option for me to have it on while recording. Yes, it can be quite sensitive. It only takes a minute to sign up. I ruled out the Microphone, mic cable, and the Behringer as being the issue because when listening to the direct monitoring the mic sounded fine.