Hi. First post. Bought a few things from Cliff and have had good success following his advice. I've been using the Mix Minus set up and recording into the Edirol. But I am getting computer noise coming in from the Mac that I use (running Parallels) to run PodProducer. How does one overcome this? It sounds like an electrical hum.
Ground loop noise is a huge issue for so many people
The first thing to try is getting an adapter that you can plug your three prong plug into... The one where the plug that goes into the wall does not have the ground plug. This works for some folks.
Other folks reported trying to plug into a completely different power outlet in the house.
I know that in many situations, if it's a laptop, pulling the plug altogether and running on battery power works.
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Secondly, when I record both ends of the skype call, my voice will sometimes cause the caller's voice to sound digitized or almost silent? I usually would have them upload their end, but because I will often pause the recording during the call and they don't pause at the exact same instant, I'm back to editing for hours again, and I'd like to avoid that. Suggestions.
Love the show and appreciate the advice.
The digitized voice is something that just happens with Skype. The higher the bandwidth you both have the better. Also the better the performance of the machine on each end the better as well.
However, as for recording a double ender.... The best solution there is to NEVER HIT PAUSE ON EITHER END... Once you start... you let it roll..... This way when you put them together at the beginning, you are set...
As for those spots where you would pause... just be SILENT FOR 10 Seconds before you go on to do what you would do while paused and BE SILENT for 10 seconds before you start up again. This gives you clear edit points.