Noise Identifier

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Click play buttons to hear and identify common noise and interference issues. Includes support links to relevant troubleshooting articles and bulletins.

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60 Cycle Hum

Replicated by exposing unshielded condenser element to AC to DC transformer.

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Clipping

Demonstrated by applying too much gain to a microphone input.

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Comb Filtering

Sibilant sound of “SH” between two active microphones.

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GSM Noise

Cell Phone, Mobile PDA, and Wireless Devices near computer speakers.

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Interference from Motion Detector

Ticking noise injected into wireless system by a nearby motion detector.

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Music with Automixer

Sustained guitar chords through SCM810 being gated.

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PSM Dropout

Musical passage experiencing multipath dropout.

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RF Dropout

Testing wireless microphone while experiencing loss of line of sight.

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TV Audio Interference

Dropouts resulting from operating a wireless system on the audio carrier of an active analog TV station.

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