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What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« on: March 23, 2019, 12:40:54 AM »
The last two shows I have taped have ended up having fuzz/static in what seems to be my right channel. Wondering what could be causing this? Running 483s > V3 > 661 and tonight ran 483s > V3 > DR70 with a newer set of XLR mic cables. Could it be my V3 or one of my mics experiencing issues? Any help, thoughts or recommendations/suggestions are appreciated. Really not liking the last two of my recordings due to this. What could it be if the V3 or what could it be if the mics? All gear stays housed in my gear bag and the mics in a Pelican.

Thanks in advance!
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 01:07:35 AM »
Standard reply  can you replicate this at home ? Wriggle connections , try different combinations of cables , inputs etc. 
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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 02:26:55 AM »
480 body is my bet. Looking at the same issue right now.

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 09:48:01 AM »
Standard reply  can you replicate this at home ? Wriggle connections , try different combinations of cables , inputs etc.

yep! should be easy enough to narrow down.  take v3 out, try one mic at a time, swap caps etc etc.....
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 10:15:42 AM by Gordon »
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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 10:14:38 PM »
So after testing set up and cables/interconnects tonight, I first thought the issue may have been one of the inputs on the V3. However, I went through and tightened all the XLR connections so they were good and snug and tightened the screws on the mic bodies and never could seem to replicate the issue. I guess the next test will be running my current set up at a live show. I even dusted off the PSP2 and tested. No fuzz/static issues when testing with, etc. Will report back after the next show I record. Really hoping the last two recordings I made were simply due to loose cables/XLR's, etc.

03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 07:13:27 AM »
Any bar bands that you don't otherwise care about playing in your area soon?  If so, you might want to test out your gig at one of their gigs. Good luck. 

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 10:27:13 AM »
Any bar bands that you don't otherwise care about playing in your area soon?  If so, you might want to test out your gig at one of their gigs. Good luck.

I'll have to check the local calendar, etc.
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 10:28:53 AM »
So after testing set up and cables/interconnects tonight, I first thought the issue may have been one of the inputs on the V3. However, I went through and tightened all the XLR connections so they were good and snug and tightened the screws on the mic bodies and never could seem to replicate the issue. I guess the next test will be running my current set up at a live show. I even dusted off the PSP2 and tested. No fuzz/static issues when testing with, etc. Will report back after the next show I record. Really hoping the last two recordings I made were simply due to loose cables/XLR's, etc.

did you use the same caps that you did at the show?
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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 11:27:58 AM »
So after testing set up and cables/interconnects tonight, I first thought the issue may have been one of the inputs on the V3. However, I went through and tightened all the XLR connections so they were good and snug and tightened the screws on the mic bodies and never could seem to replicate the issue. I guess the next test will be running my current set up at a live show. I even dusted off the PSP2 and tested. No fuzz/static issues when testing with, etc. Will report back after the next show I record. Really hoping the last two recordings I made were simply due to loose cables/XLR's, etc.

did you use the same caps that you did at the show?

I did. I mostly run my ck63's. Thought about switching them to try out the ck61 or ck62, but once I didn't notice the fuzz/static, I just packed all the gear back up.

I see there's a punk band playing tonight (Radkey) that I could test out. Not sure I'd want to really drag out my gear and have it susceptible to a punk crowd, though. Even though the SBD booth at the venue is towards the back of the venue from where I would anticipate a pit may occur. Perhaps, I'll just wait for something a little less rowdy...
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 12:00:46 PM »
Seems like if the connection screw/spring is not fully tightened on the 460/480 bodies, there can be grounding issues.
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Re: What could cause fuzz/static in a recording??
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 09:48:44 AM »
Similar Topic, I noticed recently a low buzz sound in two of my channels on my 4 Mic Recorder. Recently I have been recording with 2 Sets of Mics > Tascam 70D.

Last Tuesday, these 2 sets of mics worked fine, but last night I noticed a buzz from my Superlux s502 > Channels 1 and 2, while the Rode M5's in Channel 3 and 4 were fine. I picked up a new cable recently, and was wondering if the proximity of the Mics together on the stand could cause this buzz.....Luckily I don't mix them until post show, so I was able to Salvage the Rode M5 Mics Source from a local band. Weird, going to test them out later at home, just curious if anyone else has seen this from using 2 sets of Mics on a stand.
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