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Effects: On “insert” or “on-line”

I'm not sure how's it called. I use an EQ for my microphone. I have two options how to plug it: Microphone -> MIC IN -> Insert OUT -> EQ unit -> Insert IN -> Microphone -> EQ unit ...
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Completely cut frequencies below a certain threshold

I'm warming up to Ableton Live by attempting to manipulate songs into how various animals would hear them. For example, idealized bats hear roughly between octave 7, starting at 1.28kHz, to octave ...
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Eq automation 'write to' alternative for non-HD Pro Tools?

When mixing, often is needed to use a plugin on clips or on a section of a track, without going AudioSuite. Most of the time is a notch eq. So, when using a multi-parameter plugin, which is the ...
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Bassline Not Audible on Laptop Speakers

I produce EDM (Electronic Dance Music), mainly house. I have this problem with basslines. On my studio monitors, and my headphones, the bass sounds punchy in the mix. I can get it to the point where ...
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Figuring out EQ for sounds

Looking for some guidance on EQ strategies for making sounds more professional. I know this is a very general question and maybe this falls more into mastering, but when I hear sounds in libraries or ...
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Difference between studio and hi-fi speakers?

I have heard that studio speakers aim to give the flattest possible spectra, whilst hi-fi speakers aim to flatter the sound (i.e. alter the spectra to make any music sound perceptually good). Users ...
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96 KHz EQ Plugin

I'm mastering some 96KHz material that has a nasty hum running around 32KHz, which mostly I can only hear when playing back at half speed or scrubbing. As a last step of the mastering process, I'm ...
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EQ'ing for HRTF

Anyone have experience emulating HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function)? HRTF = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-related_transfer_function There are any rules in terms of EQ to make sounds coming ...
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Presenter vocal mic low end problems

Hi all, just a quick question.... Working on a live broadcast TV show about gardening with 3 presenters on wireless lapel mics... 2 of the 3 presenter's sound is all good, the third presenter which ...
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Which EQ is suitable? Alloy 2, Pro-Q, or other?

I'm looking into getting an EQ for $200 or less, preferably less. Alloy 2 retails for $150. Pro-Q is a little more expensive, but around the same price. I like Alloy because of its multi-band ...
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EQing the reverb

i would like to know if you guys EQ a reverb, if so what parameters do you keep in mind while doing so? everytime i try to EQ a reverb i end up fiddling with it without getting proper results..i have ...
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Dialogue Chain Differences: TV versus Film

How is your processing chain different? Certainly, limiting and dialnorm requirements are different...but what about your actual processing? Do you step compress on some genres and quick attack bus ...
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Why can cheap mics be eq to sound like expensive ones?

Other than frequency response, what makes a mic sound good? Say there is a cheap microphone, and an expensive microphone with same frequency response/selfnoise/sensitivity/polar pattern. Now we ...
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Why does my bassline disappear in mix?

Hi all, I've struggled with this for years. How do you all go about eq'ing and mixing a bass line in a heavy beats stlye track and make it sound good/tough coming through laptop speakers. I'm aware ...
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What is your EQ tendency for augmenting vocal presence?

Certainly, quality of record and any hum, hiss, hollowness, or severe background noise will vary this but...I am noticing at my new gig, a tendency to push up the 8-9khtz area in order to augment ...
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Mixing EQ, the Mix

When you are mixing and you are using EQ, how are you supposed to do it? Are you supposed to put an EQ on a track and arm all the automations for it and then use the automations each time you want ...
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Newbie Question: How to add more dynamics to recordings

All I've got is a Zoom H4n and I'm trying to get into the habit of recording and creating sounds myself, although everything I record usually sounds very weak I've tried using LFE's, EQing, pitch ...
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While mixing, how aggressive should I get with EQing?

Mixing question... I need to give each element its own space in the mix and I'd like to know how you go about this. I compress the element I'm trying to sit and EQ out its competitors but still it ...