white noise

Lots of extra noise

I am recording from a roland g-70,into a powered yamaha, out of the record out into the mic input of a dell xps 400. I am getting a lot of white noise ( I don’t know what else to call it). I am using a shure PL88L recording mic. I am getting the noise from the piano and the microphone on two different tracks. What am I doing wrong?????

If available you should be going into the line input rather than the mic input. Mic preamps in PCs are notoriously noisy. It is possible that there are other problems as well but I would try tofix that one first. In some cases the PC will not have a line input in which case you need to get an additional soundcard.

Jim

Thanks,
I plan on recording tonight. I will let you know if that helps.