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Causes of Electrical Noise In Audio

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    Causes of Electrical Noise In Audio

    Hello people,

    I'm working on random tidbits in my home recording book and I'm trying to think of all the potential most likley causes of electrical noise in recording a guitar, bass, or even a microphone.

    So far I have:
    Space heaters, CRT screens, fluorescent lighting, and light dimmers.

    Anything else you can think of?

    Brandon

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    Re: Causes of Electrical Noise In Audio

    Cellphones, ELectrical wires.

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    a.c. adapters on pedals

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    Low quality or lack of shielding, Ground loops, transmitters/receivers, AM/FM signals (only an issue if shielding is an issue), Anything involving cathode Ray Tubes (oscilloscope, TV etc. - You said CRT Monitor, just wanted to make sure you included this stuff)

    For those who don't know. Cathode Ray Tube = CRT = Tube used in your TV, old-school computer monitors and other devices

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    Re: Causes of Electrical Noise In Audio

    As pea sized hail came down on me today I thought of another one.
    Lightning.

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    in floresent lighting include thos new bulbs that save energy. They are floresent but some people don't know that. Also I find if you use a UPS (uniterupted power supply) these tend to take out interference in computers and also if the is a brown out it doesn't shut down the computer.
    Last edited by MetalDave; 06-15-2008 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Thought of more...

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    problems with the instruments electronics. I have a crackly knob.

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    Re: Causes of Electrical Noise In Audio

    Great dudes! That helps a bunch!

    Brandon

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    Oh, here's another:

    Mismatched or Universal AC/DC adapters.
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