Noisy signal

Hello, I’m using pigment VST in Ableton and wanted to sample it in on the ER-301through the IN jack. In trying to do so it’s extremely noisy. i have the preamp set to line level as I’m coming out of my computers headphone jack. Does anyone know what is the ER-301 picking up on the VST to make it so noisy?

Sure you’re not using the gate in, happened to me quite a few times…

Headphone output isn’t line level and you can easily overdrive the inputs with it… is it ‘noise’/‘hiss’ or more of the RFI/grounding issue type glitchy/buzztastics?

definitely the IN

Yes it sounds like overdrive, but even attenuating it doesn’t seem to help. Any idea on a solution?