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Logic Pro X causing distortion on sibilant sounds?
Old 8th June 2019
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Logic Pro X causing distortion on sibilant sounds?

Hi all,

Got a Rode NT1-A a couple of days ago, and I've been having problems with the sibilant sounds distorting. I'm running it through a Steinberg UR22 (MK I). When I listen to the sound direct from the input, it sounds perfect, but when I switch to monitoring the signal coming via Logic, all but the quietest sibilant sounds are massively clipped. This is still the case when singing off-axis and/or a foot or more away from the mic. Since the direct signal is totally fine I can only assume that the issue lies with Logic.

For reference, the clipping occurs regardless of whether the channel has any plugins or aux sends or not, and the levels aren't clipping in the UR22 (as I said, it sounds fine when listening to the direct audio), or in the meters in Logic. In fact, the clipping occurs with the gain on the UR22 at zero and with the channel in Logic turned down ridiculously low.

Would really appreciate some help on this - don't know what (if anything) I'm doing wrong or how to fix it, which isn't ideal when you've just spent three figures on your first "proper" vocal mic!

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