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DianaEve
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Post by DianaEve » June 17th, 2019, 12:18 pm

There's a strange reverb being added to my file by the tiny closet in which I record, and it has been resistant to both additional sound insulation in the form of large bedding and to a professional deverb plugin (ERA-Reverb). Here is a test recording. Is there any advice anyone can give in regards to eliminating this troublesome reverb? Thanks.

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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Considering the wide variety of our members' equipment and circumstances, this test recording sounds just fine to me.
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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2019, 1:29 pm

I don't hear reverb.

The mic maybe sounds a little hot/sensitive, but that's being really picky.
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Post by tovarisch » June 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Diana,

I don't hear the reverb either. If you're using Audacity, make sure that in Preferences -> Recording the checkbox "Software playthrough of input" is OFF (I never tried turning it on, but that's the only thing that comes to mind - you're likely hearing your track fed back to you somehow).
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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 6:03 pm

tovarisch wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Diana,

I don't hear the reverb either. If you're using Audacity, make sure that in Preferences -> Recording the checkbox "Software playthrough of input" is OFF (I never tried turning it on, but that's the only thing that comes to mind - you're likely hearing your track fed back to you somehow).
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Post by DianaEve » June 18th, 2019, 5:45 am

Thank you! I went back and fiddled some more. This is so strange. When I listen with my Focusrite it's fine. However, if I plug my headphones into my computer that's when I get all the reverb and start sounding like I'm making pronouncements from on high.

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Post by tovarisch » June 18th, 2019, 7:05 am

This is caused by latency in your computer handling your sound. Your Focusrite has much smaller latency (you don't even notice it).

It's akin to what is described in the well-known joke: "Doctor, when I do this, it hurts! -- Well, don't do that."
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