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    Sebastian Torres

    Hi Sara, 

    Sounds good, there are only a couple of issues:

    -Make sure to edit out mouth clicks and breaths.

    -I'd filter out a bit of the low-end frequencies at around 80Hz using a low-cut filter. Also, make sure you record with a pop-filter. 

    Make sure to send us a revised sample so we can reinstate your account. 

     

     

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    Sara Elizabeth

    Here is my revised sample:

     

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Da8UFE-q67sJGPCzoUtv1hFEQ6fQ676V

     

    Thank you so much for the feedback and I hope it's improved.

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    Joe Cullen Brown

    Hi Sara,

    Sounds good but I'm hearing a hum which is present in the signal when voice is present. If you used a low cut filter, what was the frequency setting?

    Joe Brown

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    Sebastian Torres

    Hi Sara, 

    I agree with Joe, this sample has a lot of background noise/ hum which could be caused by an issue with an element of your recording chain (like a faulty cable, bad wiring, electric issues). 

    There's also a noise before "I love my hair", maybe a mouse click?

     

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    Sara Elizabeth (Edited )

    Is there a way for me to tell where the hum is coming from? This is a brand new xlr cable, brand new mic, brand new digital interface, so would it probably be something like a grounding issue with the outlets in my studio? Thank you for the help.

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    Joe Cullen Brown

    Hi Sara,

    Hard to tell if it's an acoustic problem, or electronic. Couple of quick questions: Do you hear any low hum in the room? If not, is there a florescent light anywhere nearby? Try turning it off.  If not that, it could be a grounding issue between pieces of gear. Is your interface powered from wall outlet, or via USB from the computer? If they both have grounded plugs, try using a ground lift adapter on one or both. hard to diagnose from a distance, but with that new gear I'm sure it's something fixable.

    Best,

    Joe

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    Oscar Peña

    Thanks for the reply, Sara. 

    As Joe's mentioned, it is a bit difficult for us to know exactly where it's coming from. Nonetheless, you can try by plugging your devices into the same outlet and unplugging anything else that you're not using in your recording space. I suggest that because it might be what's referred to as "ground loop hum". This video is pretty good in explaining that phenomenon and some comments can be useful for you as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4famaQmWnA

    Hope that helps.

    Best,

    Oscar

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    Sara Elizabeth

    I've made some changes to my setup. Would you be able to take a listen to a new take?

     

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=15Ew-nipzFo3pBZ29DQU20FXlBjk10_sw

     

    Thank you for all your suggestions.

     

    -  Sara

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    Joe Cullen Brown

    Hi Sara,
    I'm out of town without good speakers or headphones. Will have to listen Monday. Hopefully a Bunny Mgr can listen sooner.

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    Oscar Peña

    I've not heard that hum anymore, Sara. 

    May I ask what change did you make? It's proven effective in my opinion.

     

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    Sara Elizabeth

    Hi Oscar,
    I did some EQ, as suggested above, turned off any fluorescent lights / noisy devices in the area, and added a mild noise gate.

    Thanks,
    Sara

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    Sebastian Torres

    Hi Sara, 

    Sounds good, my only suggestion would be to make sure you edit out mouth clicks as in this recording I can hear a few and this can be distracting for certain listeners. 

    We've now reactivated your account, make sure all your submissions and samples match this quality.

     

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    Sara Elizabeth

    Okay, I'll watch out for mouth clicks.

    Thank you so much, you guys have been incredibly helpful.

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