fuzz in recordings

  • bjaurelio
Posted: Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:02
First, I'm going to admit that I'm not using studio hardware. I'm just starting to do some recording and have a basic mic plugged into my onboard nvidia hd audio. Here's my issue: when I use just a basic sound recorder that records to .wav I have no problems. It's not the greatest quality due to hardware, but not bad either. However, when I try to record with Ardour or another program using Jack I get a lot of fuzz and can barely hear my guitar. This also happens for the playback when I import the .wav into Ardour. It sounds fine in any media player, but as soon as I import the file into Ardour it sounds like crap with a lot of fuzz. How do I fix this? I've tried adjusting about every setting I can think of. Thanks

PS

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 10/23/2008 - 08:33
You should be able to record and play back at the same time

Multiple choice

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 10/23/2008 - 08:15
in qjackctl you will see there is multiple choices to your device when you click on the ">" button in setup. You might want to play selecting different choices for playback and recording (use the same parent device though) Cannot tell you what to choose, but after playing with it a bit we got my brothers system (laptop) going using the HDA sound, with no ill effects. Cheers,

Thanks for the comment. I

  • bjaurelio
  • 10/22/08
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 21:19
Thanks for the comment. I was able to increase the buffer which worked for recording. However, Jack won't start with a buffer over 2 when it's used for playback. I have to export it to be able to hear what the recording really sounds like.

Fuzz

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 10/22/2008 - 19:52
Did you use "Periods/Bufer" 3? The HDA soundcards behave better in jack with that setting.