First off, apologies for the clear-as-mud title; it’s difficult to concisely state what I’m trying to do — I’m not certain it’s even possible. If it is, though, I’m sure one of our resident musicians and audio experts can help.
Basically, I need to record audio on a Windows 7 laptop using a handheld mic, and I’m trying to get the best quality possible. I’ve bought a USB sound card (SB X-Fi Surround 5.1), which has eliminated skips and system noise, but I’m still getting a noticeable buzz that I’m pretty sure is from the copious fluorescent lighting fixtures. (And sadly, no, I can’t relocate the recording setup; believe me, I’ve asked.)
Squashing the buzz’s range is easy enough if you have equalizer-equipped recording software, but therein lies my problem…I have to record the audio into a particular program that has neither an equalizer nor the ability to import external audio files.
Given that, what I’m after is a way to edit the actual line-in feed, to remove the buzz from the microphone input before it’s picked up by the recording app. (Of course, that’s just my own half-baked idea of a solution, so I’m also open to any other suggestions.) Any advice is appreciated, thanks!