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I'm getting a buzzing sound out of my AudioBox iTwo

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asked Nov 11, 2015 in AudioBox USB by annebannon (160 points)
I've just set up my AudioBox iTwo Studio kit for the first time on a Windows 10 laptop. To get any sound through the box, I had to set the gain all the way to max. But now I have a buzzing sound that recorded. If I turn the gain low enough that the buzzing disappears, nothing comes out of the box. I don't think it's the mike since the buzzing sound continues (albeit more softly) when the mike is disconnected. The driver control panel says AudioBox USB, so I'm wondering if I've got a bad driver. I set the sample rate to 48.1 and the other option to 512. I'm doing spoken voice recordings, so don't need everything all amped up and the computer is a little on the old side. I swtiched the sample rate to 44 Khz and still have the buzzing sound, The buzzing also continues when the DAW (StudioOne) is closed. I suspect I've either got something set wrong or a bad box. I tried searching and didn't find anything.

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answered Nov 12, 2015 by matthewgorman (51,480 points)
What mic are you using? Condenser mics need phantom power. If Phantom Power is not turned on, low output is one of the symptoms.
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answered Nov 12, 2015 by annebannon (160 points)
I've got the M7 condenser mike that came w/ the Studio kit. And the phantom power was on.
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answered Nov 12, 2015 by matthewgorman (51,480 points)
Bad driver could certainly be something to check. The driver for the iTwo is different from the ABUSB. Another question for me, what are the input meters reading for signal strentgh in the daw. I am wondering if its possibly a gain staging issue.
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