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Muddy/staticy recordings

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Davidoc, Apr 30, 2001.

  1. If you listen the the music by my band in my signature, you'll see the recording sounds staticy and muddy.

    It was recorded like this:

    the bass went into a direct box then to the mixer

    the guitar went into the mixer

    the mic went into the mixer

    the mixer plugged into a home theater mini-disc recorder.

    What could cause the crappy record quality/sound?
  2. I_Dream_Of_Bass


    Feb 8, 2001

    It sounds like distortion. The vocals don't sound that distorted, so it sounds like you might have a level problem on the guitar and bass tracks. I would try recording just the guitar to the minidisc first and seeing how the levels and distortion compare to the previous recording. I would then do the same thing to the bass track. I would also suggest double checking the output that you are using from the mixer. The input on the minidisc is probably -10dB unbalanced. You might want to verify that the mixer isn't outputting at +4dB balanced. If those don't work, try to turn down the mixer tracks and boost the input on the minidisc to compensate.

    Hope this helps!! Post if you have any more questions.

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