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Pod studio UX2 crackling sound when power cable plugged in mac

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I bought my line 6 POD studio ux2 yesterday and I can't get this crackling sound to go away, and it's getting recorded as well. It will disappear if I remove the power cable from the mac, but I would rather not have to do that everytime I record. When the power cable is plugged in the sound even gets worse when I move the "mouse arrow" around.

 

I have OSX 10.8.4 and is recording with Logic pro X 10.0.7

 

Many thanks for any suggestions! 

 

/Nils

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it's clearly picking up noise from your computers power supply. not much you can do other than trying to get a better power supply or possibly a small UPS

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Thanks for answering!

 

Do you mean better powers supply to my mac? how could it be better than the original power cable? 

 

Or can I power my UX2 with a power cable as well?

 

Might return the product, can not take the fact that I need to record until my mac is low on power than wait with recording until mac is powered up just because of this problem. That's rubbish.

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the issue exists with lots of laptops....

and yes i meant power supply for the mac... better shielded and better grounded etc...

the UX is picking up noise generated from your power.

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Check out this video.

It is for demonstration purposes only, I am not recommending or endorsing these products or methods, just throwing in out there as info.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSA2F1AwboU

 

The USP Zap is referring to is an Uninterrupted Power Supply.

A power conditioner might also work.

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