[microsound] speakers_unwanted noise
laplante71 at cooptel.qc.ca
Tue Jan 27 17:08:13 EST 2009
After I sent my message yesterday, I also thought this was not the
best/appropriate list to do so. (although I did google before hand on
I am sorry about this. I know microsound is more about content :)
than tech stuff.
By the way, I sort of followed the thread on music and politics _ All
that made me think of Helmut Lachenman who has a very interesting
reflexion on/with attitude regarding clichés. Which could be said to
be at the heart of avant-garde or not _ (not that being avant-garde is
that essential) but I do agree with him on the importance of being
critical of the way we organise our sounds and what this can refer to
as a way to question/contest/dare...
Two things at the heart of Lachenman discourse that I think are
especially interesting_ (my translation from french...)
(1) as a composer (artist) to aim at bringing forth the radical
aspects of an apparently useless activity;
(2) this experience is legitimized by the fact that it becomes, with
the mean of a mediatized aesthetic, a challenge to the listener...
My 2 cents...
on the tech side.... Many thanks to all for your advices.
Although I have already done much of what has been suggested, there
are a few tips I had not explored yet and this might just give me the
On 27-Jan-09, at 12:06 PM, Kim Cascone wrote:
> there are other lists that are more appropriate for this subject
> but I'll let this slide since it sounds like you need help
> first a few questions:
> - are you running shielded *balanced* cable from your mixer to the
> speaker inputs?
> - the krk vxt4 inputs are configured as follows:
> XLR-1/4 in. TRS Combo
> 10k Ohm Blanced
> Pin 1 + Sleeve = Ground
> Pin 2 + Tip = (+) High
> Pin 3 + Ring = (-) Low
> are you sure your cables are TRS and that your sleeves are actually
> grounded to the mixer chassis and electrical ground?
> buy a cheap continuity tester at your local Radio Shack or Conrads
> and check the grounding on your equipment
> - have you checked for ground loops?
> - try plugging in your active speakers into a different circuit on
> the AC power in your house
> other than that Google for ground loops since there is a lot of info
> on how to battle grounding and shielding demons
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