Hi, if you are unmuting the mic in the playback side of the volume control, that will cause you to get feedback between your speakers and the microphone. If that is what is happening, mute the mic in the playback controls and select it in the record controls. Bill -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of joseli Walter Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 9:54 PM To: blind cool tech Subject: [bct] world's most aweful background noise!! the subject line says... well... something anyway. when I have my comp set to sterio mix input and have my mic unmuted I get this really bad buzzing sound. I've tried using noise reduction in sound forge to no avail. anyone else got any ideas, and if someone can help me and needs a sample of the sound, I'll be willing to send a sample. Joseli Walter I'd say I've lost my sanity, but you can't loose what you never had to begin with!!