Recording Playback Problems

Mar 27, 2008
  1. here is my problem. i recently bought a computer mic, its a MARK mxl home studio recording microphone. i used this mic 1 day ago. and it recorded fine, nice and clean. then yesterday my computer suffered a issue and it had to be completely rebooted back to when it was purchased. so install my recording program which is Magix Audio Studio Deluxe 2005. and i plug in the mic, get the pop filter ready, and now when i record and play the vocals back, all i can hear is a loud Buzzing sound and its kind of distorted, it resembles the sound a cell phone near speakers would make. but there is no cell phone, any type of item around.

    can someone please please help me? i was thinking maybe the sound settings are messed up from the reboot. any tips, advice at all would help so much. ive been at this all day. to contact or ill come back to this thread often. thank you!!
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    looks like you've used too many filters or sound effects/enhancements.
    ie : Echo, surround & 3D room simulator.

    try limiting your plug-ins,ie :
    reverb, delay, distorter, filter, pitch-shifter,
    15 band graphic EQ (limit the high).depends on how much Hz
    your EQ simulator can provide..

    if none of the above worked,please try to un-install then
    re-install the sound driver of your sound card (onboard or add-on card).

    does your mic comes with a pre-amp?

    & what type of connection did you used?how is it connected?
    (USB or audio input to sound card ie: mic in).
  3. AZDSF

    AZDSF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    theres no effects. its just a raw recording, like you record it, then immediately play it back. i have never had this issue before the reboot. i have un-installed, and re in stalled the soundcard twice. i get nothing. realtek ac97.

    the mic is, mic in, where a normal mic would would in. its a 9volt battery mic. no amp required.
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    try this:

    start > control panel> sounds & audio devices.

    on the sounds & audio devices properties screen,
    under audio tab,sound recording (with mic icon),
    default device,select the sound card you're using.

    click volume tab,under recording control screen,
    microphone column,put a check on the "select" box
    click advance tab,place a check ont the 1 microphone
    boost check box.
  5. AZDSF

    AZDSF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the boost is on.
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    "the boost is on"

    then what happened?

    also try another mic (headset with mic perhaps).

    likewise your mic to another PC.

    do you still use that Magix Audio Studio Deluxe 2005?
    to record?

    supply more info please.
  7. AZDSF

    AZDSF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i still use the program. nothing happened, the boost was already on. it does it to all the mics ive tried. i know its not the mic, because it works with another computer, same program as well. every person i speak to on the phone about it, says to un install / re install the soundcard, ive done it 3 times. and nothing. i have two samples of what the sound, sounded like 2 days ago, and what its doing now. i can email them, if needed.
  8. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    ok,so now we can narrow it down.we can now dwell with
    your sound card & thanks for the details.(sorry for the
    late reply).

    un-install the sound driver again,
    this time, start your machine & boot to safe mode (tap f8 repeatedly),
    when done,install again the sound driver.
    then boot to normal mode & try the mic.

    if the above didnt work,
    i need your sound card model.if you're using integrated
    sound,please identify your motherboard model.(as well
    as if you have both, on-board & add-on card).

    if you're unsure what model you have,
    kindly run a dxdiag report.

    start> run
    type dxdiag at the search box.
    at the directx diagnostic tool,lower part
    of the screen,click "save all information"
    & attach the file to your next post.
    (do not copy & paste)

    is that a restore point on what you did?

    if not,you can use the restore point,previously
    before you had an issue,not,unless the issue is
    virus or malware.
  9. AZDSF

    AZDSF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay well i tried what you said, i un installed the sound card from devices, but when i tried to restart a few times and press f8 it wouldnt go to the safe mode screen. is there a way to download a different sound card, off google or something? im not even sure what/where the soundcard really is.
  10. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    you cannot download a sound card,it's a hardware.

    you can actually jump to system restore,do this instead.

    the guide:

    navigate/scroll to "Restoring Windows XP to a previous State."

    try that first,if that cant fix the issue,then we'll go back to
    your sound have to attach the dxdiag report

    start> run
    type dxdiag at the search box.
    at the directx diagnostic tool,lower part
    of the screen,click "save all information"
    & attach the file to your next post.
    (do not copy & paste)
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