>From "Rich" <blueshar@...>
>1. Please let us know what sound card you are using
>2. Please let us know what microphone and cable you are using
>3. How confident are you that your sound card is not defective?
>4. How confident are you that your Tascam is not defective?
>5. How confident are you that your microphone is not defective?
>6. Can you clarify what 'miserable' means?
>For example, can you plug your microphone into something else and get a good
>sound out of it? Can you plug a different microphone into the Tascam and
>get a good recording using that?
First of all, please be aware that this is strictly a home-recording
for-fun setup, I do have access to a full-blown recording studio, if I
ever have the urge. What I'm trying to do is make up mp3's of music I'm
working on to send to my cohorts.
Sound card is on-board Yamaha DS1 (?). Dell Dimension with many mods.
Mic is no-name that came with my Tascam.
Sound card seems to function fine for everything other than mic-in. I
use it to record guitar direct-in, digitize vinyl etc, no issues.
Tascam works fine with the mic and/or guitar direct in.
Mic works fine with the Tascam or into amplifier (Fender Twin Reverb,
Champ, Silvertone Twin Twelve, Vox R15)
Miserable= noisy, with crackly hum. I have tried grounding the mic
directly to the computer case, and also to the radiator, but the hum
persists. I don't have this problem with stereo to line-in, or giutar to
Sorry, I don't know much about mic cables, but I only get a hum when it
goes into the sound card. I do use a 1/4-to-mini Rat Shack adapter into
the sound card. I have tried replacing this adapter, same results.
Thanks for your interest.
I guess I should ask the other folks who replied that they like the
Behringer: Does it help to eliminate hum?
Or even better: How do I eliminate hum from a mic-into-sound card setup?
I know what you're going to say: Get a real mic and a real sound card :)