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Switched from a g4 PowerPC to a g5 Intel Imac and now Mic has a lot of digital hiss

Anyone have this experience? It sounded incredibly clear on the g4 tower, the only noise it picked up was from the incredible loud computer. Now I have a really quiet Imac running osx 5 and there is a ton of digital hiss.  

If I turn the input level in Apple MIDI Setup all the way down the hiss still exists. Its definitely not picking up any external sound like a fan or anything like that.  Is this a USB power issue? Is this some other sort of issue? I am incredible disappointed that the quality is so incredibly downgraded now.
Can anyone help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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The Samson C01U picks up the noises running inside the computer, or laptop whichever you have. You can't change that. But if you want to get rid of it. I use Cool Edit Pro. There's this effect we have for Noise Reduction. I won't go further on unless you have this program, or something similar. But basically it takes out any unwanted static

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1) if you are using the PC sound card to record this is where your hiss is coming from. you need to get a recording card that has low noise or some other recording USB input device to get CD quality recordings

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2) if you have to use your PC sound card check your PC volume level for line in, don't let it get high or it will distort. you will have to experiment with the MD4 levels and PC sound card level to find a good middle ground with low hiss and no distortion
and a singer that sings away from the mic to reduce distortion.


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thanks for your rating

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