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Instrumental bleed into audio tracks when recording

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I have 5 instrumental tracks in my project and I want to record 6 vocal tracks. I had recorded some audio tracks but wanted to improve the vocals so deleted them to start again. Now when I try to record the audio, all of a sudden I'm getting the instruments being recorded on the audio track with a very weak vocal. What have I done?

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15 hours ago, David Nahmani said:

You're for example listening to vocals on headphones while recording an instrument with a microphone, the the vocals from the headphones may be bleeding into the microphone. 

No David, the instrumentals are in the audio channel at the same time as I am recording audio. When I press the R button on the blank audio track and press Play, the instruments are going into the audio track, even without a microphone connected. 

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15 hours ago, fuzzfilth said:

Something wrong, probably.

Seriously, with no info, it's anyone's guess. Show a screenshot (cmd-shift-4) of the Mixer window. Also, maybe you have activated a mixing preset on your audio interface ? Who knows.

Not sure about the audio interface. The Steinberg UR22 MK II is pretty simple. It has an Input/DAW mixing knob but changing that made no diff. I'm using a Samson Studio Condenser microphone that requires phantom power through the audio unit...but can't see how that would affect the mix. Anyway, mixer screenshot is attached FYI. 

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1 hour ago, JakobP said:

You probably need to disable its "Loopback" function... 


Thanks JakobP. That was it. I did a big rearrangement of my desk yesterday and disconnected tha reconnected the Steinberg and it looks like it went back to a previous setting. Thanks all. Back in business.

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