So my signal chain is pretty simple and looks like this.
Guitar>> Interface>> Laptop
My interface is connected to my studio monitors via balanced cables (TRS).
Guitar - Ibanez RG-7421
Monitors - Mackie CR4
Interface - Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen.
The hum is always there however the noise gate cuts it off while Im not playing. But my tone sounds shitty because of this huge noise.
Also, a major thing that I notice is that 90% of the hum is eliminated when I remove the power adapter from my laptop.
Sounds like a ground loop to me.
Will purchasing a DI box fix this issue?
My other guitar (Schecter Demon 8) has the same issue albeit with less humming.
Any help is appreciated.