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Re: Troubles recording vocals through bass octave effect

I too think a low or bandpass filter before the octave box will give it less overtones with which it can become confused.

From: Mike Fugazzi <mikefugazzi@gmail.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Monday, February 6, 2012 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: Troubles recording vocals through bass octave effect

I did number two, but not number one (that I am aware of).  I am excited to try this out....I guess I have the computer, interface, QSC K10, Boomerang, POD HD, wireless, and outlet/power strip all within inches of each other.

When I jam at home, I back away from that space with my board and mic, so that would be less likely to be the cause.  I always record with the computer plugged in too, lol.

Someone on another forum suggested a Low and High pass filter, so I have a couple things to try now.  Thanks!!!!

Mike Fugazzi
Quicksilver Custom Harmonicas

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
That sounds like you're picking up some kind of
interference, or have an earthing problem.

Could it be that the mic is getting close to the laptop
at that time?
I'd guess that all those digital electronics in the laptop
are causing that noise to start with, that's quite common.
...but normally it's due to the earthing in the laptop
power supply and it just sounds all the time, whereas
your problem fades in and out..

Things to try
1) use laptop on batteries only

2) go through a "silent run" of your performance,
picking things up, moving  and holding them as usual
while listening out for the ring.


Mike Fugazzi wrote:
If you try to listen for where I sing a bassline into an octave pedal you all of a sudden hear a weird high end distortion.  I thought my OP had a different link as it is me just playing acoustic harp and then setting up a couple of loops.  I am checking my work computer for a better example....|http://mikefugazzi.com/files/HeyJoeDistorted.mp3

You can really hear it around the 55s mark.