radio or something transmissions coming through my monitors?

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radio or something transmissions coming through my monitors?

Post by EgAD » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:02 am

how do I stop that shit! :x

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Post by sidownes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:35 pm

I use a guitar with single coil pickups and whenever its pointed anywhere near my monitors they pick up the radio. You got any magnetic devices near the monitors you can move?
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Post by EgAD » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:47 pm

I don't think i've got anything magnetic near i'm gonna have to check it out tomorrow but thanks for pointing me in the right direction

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Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:50 pm

What kind of monitors are you using?

What kind of cables are you using?

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Post by dhilsabeck » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:58 pm

sidownes wrote:I use a guitar with single coil pickups and whenever its pointed anywhere near my monitors they pick up the radio. You got any magnetic devices near the monitors you can move?

What would qualify as magnetic?

And FWIW, I have Event BAS 20/20 with what appears to be unshielded cables. Would you recommend shielded just for the monitors?

The radio interference i'm experiencing is inconsistent. I noticed it just a couple of times when I've recorded vocals and I'd be delighted if I could figure this one out. Many thanks in advance.

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Post by jamief » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:26 pm

Do you have your monitors wrapped in tinfoil ?

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Post by underhill » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:05 pm

Using a power strip? Seen that cause it many times.

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Post by dhilsabeck » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:32 pm

underhill wrote:Using a power strip? Seen that cause it many times.
Yes, I'm using one...I'll check it out.

BTW, how does a power strip send radio signals into the chain?

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Post by Moody » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:39 pm

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Post by EgAD » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:02 pm

Sales Dude McBoob wrote:What kind of monitors are you using?

What kind of cables are you using?
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Re: radio or something transmissions coming through my monit

Post by Olga » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:12 pm

EgAD wrote:how do I stop that shit! :x

The way you stop radio and other HF anomalies from coming into your system is by purchasing ferrite beads and putting them on your wires. This will get rid of the problem instantly.


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Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:34 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:
underhill wrote:Using a power strip? Seen that cause it many times.
Yes, I'm using one...I'll check it out.

BTW, how does a power strip send radio signals into the chain?

Cheers
there's 2 kinds of interference, conducted and radiated. conducted is when noise follows some physical path, usually metal. radiated is when the noise goes through the air, like noise from a computer monitor. if noise gets into the power supply wires then it can be conducted into the speaker's amp and amplified into your ear. it would have to be a power strip with some kind of filter on it.

this has little to do with magnets. a magnet in itself does not cause interference at all, not until you move it. magnets are just one small part of the puzzle, you might as well say 'keep it away from resistors.'

ferrites might help, good tip Olga.

the other night my guitar was picking up the radio or TV, then I wiggled my guitar lead that I've had for over 10 years and it went away. it's likely that the cable is getting old, it lost a continuity and instead became a big antenna hanging off my guitar. think about it, a guitar lead that's not properly connected is just like a big 'whip' antenna people put on their cars and trucks.

shielded cables won't do anything unless your soundcard and monitors are made to work with them, probably not, more likely they'll have the option for balanced connections.


check your cables, it's likely one is flaky.
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Re: radio or something transmissions coming through my monit

Post by sweetjesus » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:44 pm

Olga wrote:
EgAD wrote:how do I stop that shit! :x

The way you stop radio and other HF anomalies from coming into your system is by purchasing ferrite beads and putting them on your wires. This will get rid of the problem instantly.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_bead



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Post by EgAD » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:31 pm

thanks olga I'm going to give that a shot

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