Wireless Keyboard & mouse

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2007/10/16 17:48:08 (permalink)

Wireless Keyboard & mouse

I need a new keyboard & mouse and I was looking at a schwanky wireless combo. Until I had a (rare) thought. Will it interfere with my guitar etc.

Has anyone had any good/bad experience of using wireless peripherals with their recording?
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    daveny5
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/16 18:32:05 (permalink)
    I would not recommend using wireless instrument connections when recording. Cables will provide a much better signal and are much less susceptible to noise or interference.

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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/16 19:13:18 (permalink)
    I think he means computer keyboard/mouse- not a musical instrument. I'm kinda curious about them myself. CJsmusic is a gear nut, maybe he's got some experience with this stuff.....There's also wireless control units available for getting around in your DAW from far away, like in a vocal booth/closet or behind a drumkit, that look pretty neat......
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/16 22:20:25 (permalink)
    Why would a wireless mouse and keyboard interfere with a guitar plugged in using a cable? It wouldn't. I use a wireless mouse and don't have any problems with it. Its a completely different frequency range and besides wireless keyboards and mice have a very limited range, usually about 6 feet. He should be more concerned with his display inducing hum in the guitar pickups.
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/16 22:30:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: daveny5

    Why would a wireless mouse and keyboard interfere with a guitar plugged in using a cable? It wouldn't. I use a wireless mouse and don't have any problems with it. Its a completely different frequency range and besides wireless keyboards and mice have a very limited range, usually about 6 feet. He should be more concerned with his display inducing hum in the guitar pickups.



    and if he wants to go in excess of 20' go bluetooth. I've had mine for over a year and never once a problem.
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/17 03:53:47 (permalink)
    Never had any interference problems with my wireless mouse and K/bd. But I recently changed the mouse to a cable connection having got fed up with having to change its batteries too frequently.
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/17 23:29:40 (permalink)
    I bought wireless mouse, so we'll see. Sounds like I will be fine.
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    RE: Wireless Keyboard & mouse 2007/10/18 15:24:35 (permalink)
    I decided to go with a wireless mouse and keyboard... I did this primarily because I find a cord on a mouse can be maddening. The two came as a package - Logitech - and the keyboard means less wires to contend with (although, you have to make space for the little usb transmitter...).

    Anyway, I haven't noticed any glitches related to this. This set-up also gives you the added convenience of mobility, such as moving the mouse off of the keyboard drawer onto the desk, and placing the keyboard on your lap, etc.

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