Problem with Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Hi everybody.

    This is a problem I've had for some time but I've always had a solution since I don't work on "professional" recording, but now it's really bugging me.

    It's simply a constant crackle on the right channel when recording. Since most of the times I just record my bass alone for my YouTube videos, for instance, I just copy the left channel and overwrite the right channel with that info. But now that I need to send by e-mail a MIDI file in mp3 format which has lots of stereo separation, I can't do that. Does anybody have a clue about what may be the cause of that crackling and how to fix it? I have the latest drivers for my card, BTW. Here's a 10-second sample for you to hear the problem (No sound. Just an empty waveform with lots of crackle on the right channel).

    Thank you in advance!
  2. kyral210


    Sep 14, 2007
    Write to Creative Technical support, not TB forum.
  3. toobalicious


    May 6, 2008
    triad, nc
    well, i am not creative tech support, but i will try..... :rollno:

    first, what software are you using to record with?

    secondly, what sample rate are you using in that software?

    IIRC, all SB-type cards default to 48k, which causes problems with 44.1k. many many people recommend against using SB cards for any serious recording.

    i would try recording in 48k and see what it does for the crackle.

    if that doesnt help, then you probably *would* do better at the creative forum, or somewhere like

    good luck.