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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Getting Rid of Hums and Other Unwanted Noises

Even if you win the battle of noise from bad sound reflections or noisy neighbors, you can still run into a lot of other noise issues with a home studio. Most of these issues have to do with how the electricity in your house is wired, the appliances and lighting in your home, and how much noise pollution you have in your neighborhood.

The most common type of electrical hum found in studios is known as a ground loop. Most of the time, a ground loop occurs when a device is connected to both a ground and to another device, thus forming a current that flows in a cycle. Modifying the connections on your equipment will usually solve this. The more equipment you are using in your studio, the more likely ...

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