OBS making loud noise when recording on a 2020 MacBook Pro

Yoga Girl

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I had no problem with OBS making noise on my old 2006 MacBook Pro. The noise sounds like a lot of static. The first two weeks, May 1-15, 2021, I had not noise problems during recordings. Now I get a loud back ground noise like static. The computer also gets very hot. I have 16 MB RAM, the best processor and am using my iPhone 12 Pro camera with Camo Studio. I also use RODE Go wireless microphone. I would appreciate any help.
 

OBSkenobi

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I believe I'm having the same problem, with no tracks checked at all. The audio capture channel, and mic #2 with 'Monitor Off'... and just mic #1 with 'Monitor Only'... there's a self hissing static sound every other second and at the same time the meter flashes green up almost into the yellow. I can switch to 'Monitor Off', but it's still going on, because you can see the green flash. I made a screen movie via Quicktime. I would have uploaded it, but .mov files are not supported here. I'm thought maybe it wasn't compatible with my Apogee Duet 2, but apparently I'm not the only one with this issue.
 

Yoga Girl

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I am getting the noise using the RODE go wireless microphone and in using the microphone in the MacBook Pro. The computer is actually making the noise; you can hear it if you put your ear near the hing. It is also getting hot. When OBS is off, the noise and heat stop. This just started the end of May. Nice to hear I am not the only one having the problem. Looking for solution ASAP
 

OBSkenobi

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Hi Yoga Girl, yes the computer's audio has a static hiccup with OBS. I've got a mid 2010 mac mini and I don't have any static with
any other audio related software. Audacity (open source) is behaving very well. I wasn't planning to stream, just record
video. Video editing isn't all that important to me, was just looking for a simple Quick-time type of app where I could use
.au and .vst plug-ins to enhance some guitar videos. At this point, I'm looking into some A/V recording alternatives. May have found
some solutions with patching software. That way I could patch virtual inputs into other apps like Quick-time. That way, Quick-time wouldn't even need any plug-in support.
 

Yoga Girl

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Your technical knowledge is way above mine. The problem with Quick-time is that it uses the facebook camera which is not as good as the iPhone 12 Pro. I want to use a better camera. I am editing my yoga videos using iMovie. If you find a reasonable alternative, please let me know.
 

OBSkenobi

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Hi Yoga Girl, I can relate. My cell phone camera was much better than my webcam. Good news is you can use your iPhone 12 Pro as a
webcam on your Macbook with an app called "Iriun webcam app", that's what I use and it works great. There's also "Droidcam". I have an
Android phone, but I imagine they make an iOS version. If not, I'd search for an app specific to iOS with keywords like "webcam apps for mac"
 

OBSkenobi

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Yep, they do make an iOS version. Anyone out there who has a cell phone (irrespective of what kind) can use it as a webcam for
either desktop or laptop.
 

JP_NZ

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I had no problem with OBS making noise on my old 2006 MacBook Pro. The noise sounds like a lot of static. The first two weeks, May 1-15, 2021, I had not noise problems during recordings. Now I get a loud back ground noise like static. The computer also gets very hot. I have 16 MB RAM, the best processor and am using my iPhone 12 Pro camera with Camo Studio. I also use RODE Go wireless microphone. I would appreciate any help.
I'm having a similar problem since upgrading to OBS 27 as well. Previously I'd done recording tests of my stream without problems. Mostly, the audio is okay, but there's a background crackling noise that's present now. I've tested different mics, removed the audio SWB software and reinstalled, tested with and without.

The recording from the stream on YouTube is perfect, so it's not a hardware / mic problem, but the local recording to the macbook has this static like noise, so it has to be in the OBS output somehow. The previous version of OBS did not seem to suffer from this issue when I did a recording test.

Has anyone else encountered this, and more importantly, has anyone found a solution?

I'm using a Rode NT-USB studio mic.

What's up with the OBS recording of audio in v27?
 
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