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AudioBox USB Over Amplified Signal with Distortions When Playing Back on Computer
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DillonCallaway
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Description of problem:
I am getting an over amplified signal with distortions when playing back recorded audio on my computer. I have already ruled out the AudioBox USB Preamp and my Samson C01 Studio Condenser microphone as the problem. (Checked the playback directly from the AudioBox USB 'phones' output and it produces a perfect signal even with the mic gain knob half way up.) It could now only be the computer, which for some reason is amplifying the signal tremendously during recording.

By distortions, I mean it sounds like I am screaming into the microphone.

What I am Running:
Compaq PC 1GB RAM
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
AudioBox USB (connected directly to my PC's usb port)
Samson C01 Studio Condenser Microphone (connected directly to the preamp's mic instrument 1 input)

Things I have ruled out:
The AudioBox USB Preamp
The Samson C01 Studio Condenser Microphone

(NOTE: I tested the preamp and microphone for problems via the 'phones' output for live playback. I got a smooth, crystal clear signal with no distortions.)

Is there something I need to configure in the computer?

Any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance



MikeRivers
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It's not clear from your description just what's distorted. Can you play back a recording through the headphones on the AudioBox without distortion?

If so, what are you listening to when you're hearing the distortionl? Do you have powered speakers or an amplifier connected to the output of the AudioBox? Which output? Have you tried turning down the volume somewhere? It could be simply that the AudioBox output level is much higher than the output level from the sound card in your computer that you're accustomed to using (are you?) and that you simply have to rearrange the levels and gains for playback.

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DillonCallaway wrote:
Description of problem:
I am getting an over amplified signal with distortions when playing back recorded audio on my computer. I have already ruled out the AudioBox USB Preamp and my Samson C01 Studio Condenser microphone as the problem. (Checked the playback directly from the AudioBox USB 'phones' output and it produces a perfect signal even with the mic gain knob half way up.) It could now only be the computer, which for some reason is amplifying the signal tremendously during recording.

By distortions, I mean it sounds like I am screaming into the microphone.

What I am Running:
Compaq PC 1GB RAM
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
AudioBox USB (connected directly to my PC's usb port)
Samson C01 Studio Condenser Microphone (connected directly to the preamp's mic instrument 1 input)

Things I have ruled out:
The AudioBox USB Preamp
The Samson C01 Studio Condenser Microphone

(NOTE: I tested the preamp and microphone for problems via the 'phones' output for live playback. I got a smooth, crystal clear signal with no distortions.)

Is there something I need to configure in the computer?

Any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance





I've had this happen with a few clients now. Just uninstall the driver and try reinstalling it. Make sure you plug in and unplug the unit exactly when the installer say to otherwise, I have found, the install can go bad. Should only take a few minutes.

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