It buzzes. It distorts. It howls. Welcome to the down-side of audio production. For all the wonderful ways you can manipulate sound, there are quite a few ways sound can be a royal pain. The good news is it doesn’t have to ruin your day. Audio problems can be prevented through proactive means, resolved through immediate changes, or resolved through a bit of detective work. Today, you’ll find out about all three.
Audio problems occur for any number of reasons. Just a few of these include:
- Poor microphone usage
- Poor monitor usage
- Poor microphone / monitor placement
- Equipment goes bad
- Equipment not properly configured
- Cables go bad
- Poor cabling setup
- Little imps that fill your channels with line noise (I haven’t seen one but I’m sure they exist!)
Reaching back into the archives, I’ve pulled out five helpful articles which will give you the knowledge for preventing the situations which cause many typical problems as well as how to deal with some of the tougher problems.
Defeat Those Audio Imps
Audio Distortion: Finding the Source and Clearing the Air
Track Down The Buzz In Your Sound System
Wireless Microphone Interference – Squelch It
How to Resolve a Simple Line Check Problem
Feedback Prevention: A Closer Look at Microphones and Monitors
Thought? Questions? Comments?