There's this infernal whistling noise. I just can't make it go away. Any tips?
How are you recording audio? It sounds like you don't have something grounded but that's just a guess.
Do you hear it when you're monitoring or just when you're recording or both?
@MackieG: Just when I'm recording.
We'll need a bit more info on your setup in order to help you...
Are you using the onboard soundcard? Are you using an external soundcard? What kind of microphone are you using? Etc etc etc.
See a dentist?
@Vetterli: Well, my soundcard is onboard, but I am using an audio mixer, Yamaha MG102c. I'm using a audio-technica mic. What else would be good to know?
I had the same issue with an mbox. I tried going to shielded cables, balanced, etc but nothing really worked until I plugged the computer into a preamp and the preamp into the Mbox (shielded). Only happened when I had audio out from the computer into ProTools to record Skype and only if the tracks were record enabled or recording.
Unfortunately, if it's something like my issue, you won't get rid of it completely but you can make it less noticeable.The preamp takes care of the lows and I EQ out the whining. It's not ideal but it gets it done. I've heard other people use inline transformers and that fixes the problem.
I'm still convinced it's something with my onboard card but haven't really revisited the issue.
I'd try looking on GearSlutz to see if anyone has had the same issues with the Yamaha.
@markusespar: Yeah, I'm just using an adapter to plug the output into my mic input on my PC. I've tried using several different setups. The noise actually will occur if I just have the mixer hooked up to my computer with no mics in the mixer.
@MackieG: Okay thanks. I'll give this stuff a try.