I have a microphone and if I try to record with it in Cubase, I do get sound, but it has a lot of scratching on it (the scratching is louder than the actual recording).
If I turn off Cubase and try Windows’ Sound Recorder, it sounds completely fine. So the microphone itself is not the problem, very probably something I need to set or tweak in Cubase. However, I cannot find any settings for the microphone. The only thing I have found is that I can set the microphone in the panel for VST Connection - Input. But I cannot find any further settings whatsoever.
It sounds a bit like extreme clipping and only occurs when there is actually any sound: if the microphone records silence, then there is also no scratching. However, in the waveform I see in Cubase of my recording, the volume is way below the maximum, so clipping should not occur. Also, decreasing the output volume of the microphone in the Windows driver settings does decrease the total volume, but the scratching remains relatively the same volume compared to the cello I am recording.
The microphone is a USB Samsung C01U, and I am running Windows 7 64bit with Cubase Elements 6 32bit.
What do I need to set to fix the scratching?
Thanks in advance!