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Somef4tkid

Microphone popping (need help!)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The issue:

For some reason my microphone pops and randomly lags (Clip provided). I have absolutely no idea why. I've tried a bunch of different fixes and what not but for some reason it still does it. 

The setup: 

2 pc's (which is know is a pain in the butt sometimes, but this happens on my main pc also) 

It's a Sterling Audio condenser mic, running through a Focusrite Scarlett solo 3rd gen preamp directly into my gaming pc. Then being routed through Voicemeter to my streaming pc. Everything seems to be setup correctly, and there is no signs of peaking on the Focusrite's onboard monitor, Voicemeter, or on OBS while streaming. 

 

But, it's been doing it for a while and I've just been ignoring it. I figured I'd ask around and see if anyone had any ideas. 

 

The clip provided isn't the greatest of examples but it'll do with the 20mb limit. 

 

Any advice or help would be amazing!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

Maybe set your frequency and bitrate lower? To 44100 @16 bits. Both - recording and output.

I'll give it a try. In the scarlett program the buffer size was set to 256, is that what you mean by bits? I set it to 16 though, so well give it a try.

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1 hour ago, Somef4tkid said:

I'll give it a try. In the scarlett program the buffer size was set to 256, is that what you mean by bits? I set it to 16 though, so well give it a try.

No, buffer size is something completely different. I would increase buffer, not decrease, if you hear popping etc.

By bitrate and frequency I mean system settings, but first try to increase buffer to 512 for example.

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I agree with homeap5,
it sounds like you have your buffer set too low, with your CPU heavily taxed in-game it can't keep up with supplying your audio at the latency you specified so those pops are artifacts.
Just turn up the buffer a bit and don't go above 44.1khz (in your windows sound settings) unless you're doing serious recording (and even then 48 is usually enough)

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