View Full Version : How do you eliminate/remove/reduce mic noise?

04-09-2004, 01:57 PM
I can't seem to get a good recording of piano stuff because the mic hissing, or whatever is there. How can I get rid of it?

04-10-2004, 12:11 AM
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04-11-2004, 10:45 PM
get a new mic. a directional one

04-11-2004, 11:10 PM
What kind of mic? What kind of preamp? Try and use XLR cables if you can, use as much gain as possible without over-coloring the sound, and you could try gating it if you really need to. Your problem sounds like your source signal is basically too weak, and when you push the volume afterwards you're amplifying the hiss too. You get what you put in with this kind of thing. Oh and a directional mic wouldn't be great for recording a real piano, get a condenser if you can so the sound is more even.