I’m trying to get rid of my amps and switch to digital, but I’m having issues with white noise when using plugins.
I’ve tried multiple guitars, a couple of scarlett interfaces, different laptops, different locations (i.e. moving to a different building), different plugins, but all of them produce so much noise it’s borderline unusable.
When I use clean sounds, everything’s perfect. When I turn the gain/distortion up, the noise becomes almost as loud as the guitar sound itself.
What I don’t understand, is why plugins produce noise even when there is literally no input? I.e. when I unplug my guitar from the interface completely?
I’m just using one of the Plini presets with the noise gate turned off. As you can see, there’s 0 input, but there’s a pretty significant noise output.
Here’s a recording of the noise with nothing plugged in the interface:
Here’s the noise with the guitar plugged in:
I’d appreciate any help. Thank you.