I got myself a SM7B and a goxlr mini. I know the SM7B is pretty gain hungry. I like the sound but I don’t like the white noise (aka the signal to noise ratio).
I’m a audio noob so I have some questions:
- Are my expectations to high?
- Is something wrong with the hardware?
- Anything I can do different?
I have reset my goxlr mini to a default profile for all the testing. No noise gate, no eq, no compression.
The noise gate would filter out the white noise as long as I’m not speaking for sure but I can clearly hear the noise when I’m talking too.
First test 60dB of input gain: Listen to Audio Test 1 60dB Gain by Aaa B in SM7B + goxlr mini audio test playlist online for free on SoundCloud
Second test 60dB of input gain but SM7B + cable disconnected from the go xlr mini:
Not sure if that tests makes any sense but I would expect no white noise at all.
Third test 50dB of input gain. This reduces the noise but the signal too of course:
I tried a fethead but it does not help either. I can reduce the input gain of the goxlr mini to like 27dB but I still get the noise: Stream Audio Test 4 25db Fethead by Aaa B | Listen online for free on SoundCloud
Thank you so much in advance.