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Terrible distortion in headphones while monitoring mic

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:57 am
by jozzi99
Hi!

I have recently bought a UR44 interface and I use Cubase 9 Elements. I have enabled direct monitoring in Cubase.
When I speak/sing in mic a bit louder, I hear it very distorted in my headphones. The instrumental sounds good so nothing is wrong with the headphones. The recording is also clear and everything is fine when I listen back, there are no peaks over 0 db.
I want to point out that I am not monitoring my voice very loudly just so I can hear myself on the instrumental clearly. I am almost 100% sure that its got something to do with monitoring.
Could you guys help me please?
Thanks,
Joseph.

edit: I have my headphones connected to the dedicated "PHONES 1" headphone outputs on the front side of the UR44.

Re: Terrible distortion in headphones while monitoring mic

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:47 am
by svennilenni
Use the gain on the UR 44 to adjust the Mic Input Level.

Re: Terrible distortion in headphones while monitoring mic

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:05 am
by jozzi99
I have a dedicated mic preamp connected to the mic input and I have adjusted the levels on the UR44 and the preamp to have a good signal coming from the mic without hitting 0 db when I sing/rap. As I said, the recording is perfectly fine, there is something wrong with the monitoring, because I hear myself when I speak in the mic very distroted.

Re: Terrible distortion in headphones while monitoring mic

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:09 pm
by svennilenni
Are you accidentially monitoring through one of the amp sim FX coming with DSPmix?

Re: Terrible distortion in headphones while monitoring mic

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:56 pm
by jozzi99
I will check that out as soon as I get home. Until then thanks for the help, svennilenni! :)