Audio interface recording the daw metronome

Any come came across this? Even with nothing plugged I, just with track armed to record, the signal is picking up the metronome. Its a weak signal, but its very audible.

I've tried to find any routing options via my daw but can't find anything that would cause this. 

It's definitely not a direct recording of the metronome anyway, it sounds more like a signal bleed. Can't say I've ever noticed it with any other ai I've used in the past. 

I use a Roland rubix22 running through reaper.

Any suggestions? 

Ta
Fraser 
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  • funkyfrazfunkyfraz Frets: 76
    Oh I should also say, it only seems to be the metronome, and not bleed from other recorded tracks
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3028
    edited October 31
    Odd, do you have any sends in to the master fader from the metronome?
    Are you creating a session from scratch or using a template?
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  • funkyfrazfunkyfraz Frets: 76
    So I've played about with this a little more.It seems to be  linked with the headphone output volume. i.e, the volume of the bleed increases as the volume of the headphone output goes up. 
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11659
    What position is the direct monitor switch on the Rubix 22 in? 


    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • funkyfrazfunkyfraz Frets: 76



    What position is the direct monitor switch on the Rubix 22 in? 


    Thats definately on the OFF option, but I've played about with it and its there no matter what i choose on the back.


    I've further narrowed it down to only happening when the Hi-Z button is selected!

    Could it just be some internal interference going on?  
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11659
    funkyfraz said:
    Any come came across this? Even with nothing plugged I, just with track armed to record, the signal is picking up the metronome. Its a weak signal, but its very audible.

    Dumb question time. 

    I assume that the metronome sound only comes on when you play or record that track. Yes? 

    Have you right-clicked on the metronome icon in Reaper? Try disabling it in recording and/or playback, see what happens. 

    Then when right-clicking again on the metronome icon, check the I/O options next to Enable Metronome. 

    Clarity over quantity.  
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  • funkyfrazfunkyfraz Frets: 76
    funkyfraz said:
    Any come came across this? Even with nothing plugged I, just with track armed to record, the signal is picking up the metronome. Its a weak signal, but its very audible.

    Dumb question time. 

    I assume that the metronome sound only comes on when you play or record that track. Yes? 

    Have you right-clicked on the metronome icon in Reaper? Try disabling it in recording and/or playback, see what happens. 

    Then when right-clicking again on the metronome icon, check the I/O options next to Enable Metronome. 

    The wav file has the metronome recorded. No matter what settings are used. 

    Thanks for your helps folks! I don't think I'm going to get rid of it. It just seems to be a bleeding between the headphone output and the input. Specifically when the volumes are turned up high. Its possibly just the design of a cheaper end interface! 
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11659
    Some cheaper interfaces can have problems. The mk1 UR22 had monitor mix problems with Hi-Z being used. 

    https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60830

    Next step I'd go for: disable the Reaper metronome and use a free metronome plugin. If you're still getting the same results with Hi-Z being used, then it does point to an interface issue. I tried replicating your problems with my SPL Crimson last night and couldn't. 
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  • funkyfrazfunkyfraz Frets: 76
    Some cheaper interfaces can have problems. The mk1 UR22 had monitor mix problems with Hi-Z being used. 

    https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60830

    Next step I'd go for: disable the Reaper metronome and use a free metronome plugin. If you're still getting the same results with Hi-Z being used, then it does point to an interface issue. I tried replicating your problems with my SPL Crimson last night and couldn't. 

    Ah cool. Thanks man. Its just a cheapo interface and from my reading up on it, it seems that this is the kinda thing that happens in prducts with cheaper designs and components.

    I think though I was just using a particularly loud metronome which made me sit up and notice it... then, I couldn't unhear it, so to speak.  I bet its always done it without me noticing!
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