Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 3:53 AM (in response to dincorcelles)Re: Buzzing sound when i plugin my guitar to my POD Studio KB37
I don't have a kb37, but I'll have a go anyway.
Strange that it has only just started happening. I take it that nothing else has been added to the laptop recently, or something enabled like a wireless network card or something which now runs which previously didn't, like the automatic cd/dvd detect thing or possibly a change in fan/cpu settings?
One thing I'd try is plug in and then move your guitar around in different directions and see if it seems to be coming from the laptop or some other direction, or if its the same in all directions.
Is your laptop running off of battery or plugged in?
I think trying the laptop in a different electrical outlet in your house might be one thing to try.
It's possible, but less likely, that its a noise coming from the electrical socket or some outside interference like a neighbour with a new tv or something. I got interference from a dvd player we have and I think an electrical outlet, when I used my shortwave radio, but I never got this interfering with my guitar, but I do get interference through my guitar at certain times of the day. I don't know what it is but some of our electrical devices 'buzz' on and off for a couple of minutes at the same time every day. There must be some noise going through our wiring from somewhere. It even does it to a heater.
In terms of problems with the kb37, I am not sure. Possible a wire has come loose and is now allowing interference, but I think this is not very likely as no wire connections would really get pulled on with use.
Maybe someone else has some ideas.
Anyway, I hope you find a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 6:58 AM (in response to hulbert)Re: Buzzing sound when i plugin my guitar to my POD Studio KB37
Hi, thanks for the reply. My laptop is plugged in. I have this set up for over a year now and its really strange that the buzzing sound only came up today. My usual set up is my guitars>wah>Boss BD2>Line6M9>KB37>Pod farm 2. The only recent change I have done is powering the BD2 and the Wah with a visual sound One Spot adapter. I was powering them with rechargeable batteries before. Do you think this maybe a reason for the BUZZ?? I tried plugging in directly to the KB37 without the external pedals and the BUZZ is still there.
The Buzz only happens when I have the PAD switch turned off. I just play now with the PAD on. I just compensate the volume with a BOOSTER model on the PodFarm2.
I also tried updating the driver, USB, Flash memory but still get the nasty BUZZ
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to dincorcelles)Re: Buzzing sound when i plugin my guitar to my POD Studio KB37
When I plug my zoom pedal in with an adaptor I get noise, but it shouldn't hurt the device.
Funny that it is fine for a few minutes after starting up and then it buzzes.
I noticed a post with possibly similar problems. Mainly about choppy sound but Line6Miller says hum noise can be caused by things too.
Someone mentions the kb37 and noise when pad off but not when on. Not sure if the person after that says fixed this or just choppy sound by changing usb port.
Here are some others you may have seen already and they are probably not what you are hearing, but thought I'd link anywayy:
Some people seem in some posts were having noise when the mic was selected with the guitar. Just thought - is it just the guitar selected in podfarm?