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Troubleshooting Noise/Interference
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Troubleshooting Noise/Interference


I've noticed a weird noise when I'm recording bass direct into my interface.

I was wondering if anyone could offer opinions as to where this issue might be. It seems to be happening with both of my basses and both instrument cables. Could there be interference from something else? Or do you think the interface itself is the problem?

Signal path is literally BASS > CABLE > INTERFACE > USB CABLE > LAPTOP (Logic X). The interface is an old M Audio Mobile Pre II.

Here is an example.

Old 2 days ago
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The noise I hear is only present when the bass notes are audible. It sounds like it is gated out when the bass note falls below a low level. Are you using any processing in logic, or are there any pedals or devices in the chain that you haven’t mentioned?
Are the basses active or passive? What input and connector are you using on the interface?
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