#1
Ok so if you read my last thread in this forum, you would know I was asking about reaper and audacity. I havent quite figured out reaper yet so, impatient as I was at the time, I moved on to audacity. I immediately came across some problems I couldn't figure out:

1. When I plugged my mic, I hit record and said some stuff into it, amplified it, and played it back to me. All I got was like static

2. Somehow I figured out how to fix the above, and started recording some stuff. I was like "YES!" and then it happened... About 3 or 4 seconds into it my guitar riff had this phaser like effect put into it automatically, and I DEFINANTLY didn't want or put it there. Checking my history it proved this.

3. The next day when I got up, I was back to square one! Or rather, step 1, as indicated above... So now I'm lost again.

So I need someones help with these problems. I'm thinking that it is my microphone possibly but am not sure. Please help ASAP!!!

The way I'm recording is with an adapter so I plug my mic into the adapter, and the adapter into the back of my computer. Check my amp below vvvvvvvvvvvv
---Gear---

BC Rich Virgo
My first guitar (some crap ibanez? Dad never told me what model...)
Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt
Marshall MG 15 Watt
Boss DS-1 Pedal

Really want Mick Thomson's Signature Ibanez MTM1...
Last edited by Fezza_ at Dec 8, 2009,
#2
Are you using one of those cheap Mic to USB connectors that every store has for $30 or whatever? Most of those are junk which is probably half the reason it sounds this way.
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#3
No I'm not, im using this adapter thing my dad got for me. Its like a size adapter or something?? It goes from the computer mic input and the other side is made for inputs like guitar leads; which is where I put in my mic. Can you see anyway this might have caused this problem of mine??
---Gear---

BC Rich Virgo
My first guitar (some crap ibanez? Dad never told me what model...)
Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt
Marshall MG 15 Watt
Boss DS-1 Pedal

Really want Mick Thomson's Signature Ibanez MTM1...
#4
Oohh, thats even worse IMO. I blew the mic input on my PC that way from too much gain from the guitar. You may have done the same from the sound of it.
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#5
I'm not sure I have done that now because I tried just saying stuff into the mic on my reaper demo and it sounds alright I have yet to test my guitar
---Gear---

BC Rich Virgo
My first guitar (some crap ibanez? Dad never told me what model...)
Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt
Marshall MG 15 Watt
Boss DS-1 Pedal

Really want Mick Thomson's Signature Ibanez MTM1...
#6
try turning down the mic input volume in the PC, it may be that the guitar is too loud causing static.
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#7
hmm i tried that it didnt change anything >.<

I'm starting to lean towards your other theory of me wrecking my mic input
---Gear---

BC Rich Virgo
My first guitar (some crap ibanez? Dad never told me what model...)
Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt
Marshall MG 15 Watt
Boss DS-1 Pedal

Really want Mick Thomson's Signature Ibanez MTM1...
#8
No, Audacity just sucks in general, and Reaper is not a demo, it is fully functional, you just can't use it to make money, then you get sued to wazoo.

Audacity is basicly a tape recorder, it just records sounds. Reaper is a DAW which is a mixing interface that can be used to make complete songs professionaly.

I used a USB mic for a long time, and it sounded like crap, but didnt phase, thats a problem with input, usually clipping, or if its a noise cancelling voice mic, like the one that comes on most laptops now. So stop using Audacity and use Reaper. You'll save yourself alot of pain and trouble.
#9
I have tried reaper and the same problem occurs About 4 seconds into the recording it goes into this weird effect thing. I think I might have done something to my computer >.<
---Gear---

BC Rich Virgo
My first guitar (some crap ibanez? Dad never told me what model...)
Peavey Vypyr 75 Watt
Marshall MG 15 Watt
Boss DS-1 Pedal

Really want Mick Thomson's Signature Ibanez MTM1...