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I have a Samson GoMic and it seems to have a lot of static. I've toyed with different settings including the sample rate, different USB ports on my PC, adjusting the USB speed (mobo setting), even tested different outlets with and without a surge protector. I just cant seem to eliminate the sound. It's more of a hiss than anything. I also moved the mic around to test if it was interference. The hiss stays consistent. The only thing left to do is try a different USB cable, which I don't have any of.

Does anybody have any other ideas to test and eliminate this hissing. I can record and post an MP3 of it if that helps too.


Edit: I've also disabled my OC, CPU is stock atm. Didn't know if that contributes.
 
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Yeah, record something I want to hear it.
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Here you go.
Hopefully it works.

I pretty much STOPPED all my casefans for that so it is unlikely to be fan noise.

http://1drv.ms/1dWnZbn
 
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post #4 of 9
Sounds normal to me, every microphone picks up some slight static. If you want to get rid of it totally or reduce it try using Audacity's noise remover.

http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Noise_Removal
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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post #5 of 9
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Thanks. Was hoping I could minimize it realtime for TS and all.
 
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post #6 of 9
Might be a USB issue, or just a poor quality mic...
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by snoball View Post

Thanks. Was hoping I could minimize it realtime for TS and all.
You could always use Matlab to minimize noise. I would compile an executable for you but I'm not at my PC ATM.
post #8 of 9
Just a quick question, have you tried using a different mic in the same port? You could try using a clip-on ferrite choke to see if it helps. I had a cheap Zelman clip-on microphone which made a noticeable difference when added. It was a like a mild whistle which was reduced to a humming when added, which to me was FAR less irritating. (This was from the internal soundcard however)
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Originally Posted by Noviets View Post

Just a quick question, have you tried using a different mic in the same port? You could try using a clip-on ferrite choke to see if it helps. I had a cheap Zelman clip-on microphone which made a noticeable difference when added. It was a like a mild whistle which was reduced to a humming when added, which to me was FAR less irritating. (This was from the internal soundcard however)

I don't have a ferrite clip, and none of my USB cables have them. Already tried various ports.
 
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