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Immortal Daylight (Equipment Failure)

By orangedrink on August 5, 2018 7:03 pm

For some reason I am getting a ton of line buzz and clicking in my basement.  Any suggestions?  I'm thinking about getting a power conditioner, and if that doesn't work, hire an electrician and get an opinion (maybe expensive?).  Done on the baritone guitar totally last minute, I have to leave the house!


No time to talk, no time for WB, busy week - Orange Drink show in Milwaukee on 9/1!


but always time for Derek Jacobi....


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August 6, 2018 1:47 am

Driving momentum. Much liked (didn't hear any hum). Congrats on the upcoming show!

Do you have any fluorescent lighting in your basement or nearby room? I found that to be a problem, along with space heaters (no need for those currently, of course).

August 6, 2018 2:28 am

Yeah it really chugs along nicely.  I hate those unwanted buzzes.  I had a high pitched buzz every time I used the line-in for a really long time which I finally was able to eliminate by getting some balanced cables.  Although, as Jim mentioned I can't really hear the buzz here.

August 6, 2018 11:28 am

Nicee Track! Hss gret energy...

I hear some slight noise in the beginning and maybe somehere when the blue bar passes the picture... but it's not that bad...
I go with Cosmic, using balanced microphone cables has eleminated that kind of noise for me too. And i've learned that most audio interfaces did not use the mic preamps on unbalanced cables... Other noise problems in my flat mostly go away with using different wall sockets for some devices... never understand why...

Good luck for your show!

August 6, 2018 7:50 pm

August 6, 2018 9:51 pm

Great feel, I can hear some buzz in headphones, but I think I would have considered it part of the track's sound if you hadn't mentioned it.
Good luck with your upcoming show!

August 7, 2018 4:31 pm

It's there, but it's not too noticeable. The song itself is quite nice, though the minute long silence at the end is a bit overkill.

August 8, 2018 6:12 am
Devieus wrote:

the minute long silence at the end is a bit overkill.

Uploaded the wrong file in my haste!  Thanks for letting me know, going to update it now.

August 8, 2018 6:13 am

Whoops!  Guess you can't overwrite a file.  Sorry folks!

August 8, 2018 11:53 am

Hi Orangedrink!!!

One of the best solutions for guitars is using an injection box at the end of the chain (a balanced output). Try some mass isolators (is that the name in English?) for the line connections.

And for finding ground loops, there's nothing like the old school cable with crocodrille clamps, clipped to a big piece of metal. Ugly, but will give you clues of the problem...

August 8, 2018 12:08 pm
orangedrink wrote:

Whoops!  Guess you can't overwrite a file.  Sorry folks!

You're going to have to delete this and request a replacement link, if you want to replace the one on the site. Otherwise you can just pop it onto soundcloud.

August 8, 2018 8:35 pm

Lots o' tone in that baritone guitar!  I hear some "texture" in the beginning that may be some of the buzz and hum you're talking about. Actually sounds atmospheric in a good way and mostly dissipates as things pick up. Cool track though. Just lots of good tone and mood.

In regards to noise, if this just started, look for anything that may have changed in the room's electrical set up such as a new piece of gear or appliance plugged in.  As other have said, cables are typically the culprit.  I could suggest other stuff, but the first thing you should do is simplify the audio chain by unplugging everything and reconnecting one cable, instrument, or piece of hardware at a time. This will allow you to isolate the problem.  This is assuming you are using physical hardware like stomp boxes, patch bay, converters, mixing console, etc... You cannot troubleshoot with multiple variables.

Good luck with the show! Equal parts psyched for the email flyer and bummed because I can't go sad

August 9, 2018 9:18 am

Noise sounds ok to me! You could even argue that it adds to the ambience of the tune wink I really like this, the chords you're playing out are nice and breezy heart Good luck in all your endeavours!

August 10, 2018 8:06 pm

I can hear the static, but it's not detracting from the sound for me, like a few other people have mentioned i think it adds to the ambience. however, for me static usually comes from crappy power supplies, or signal lines overlapping power lines (tends to happen a lot cause i don't have much room to spread out). this guitar is awesome in general smile

August 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Yeah - could be something with a a bad unsmooth PSU in the chain?   Either way, really liked the layering in this one.  The way it morphs as it goes is awesome.

September 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Power conditioner is good, also get a solid battery backup, that makes a big difference for me. Also a AC line interference filter. This song still rocks!

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