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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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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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If hi-fi speakers color sound and studio speakers are flat, why don't we mix to get the sound of the hi-fi speakers on neutral 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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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 13,...
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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 ...
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Changing EQ settings in Logic Pro - Automation vs Separate Tracks

I have a software instrument track that requires two different EQ settings at two time spans in my project. Would it be better practice/wiser for me to create a duplicate track with different EQ ...
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Filter or Eq out certain parts of the spectrum without introducing transient distortion

As we all know windowing function or any kind of EQ'ing could destroy transients, introduce ringing artifacts etc...I wounder is there any other way achieving tasks such as filtering certain partials ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Matching EQs - advice on EQing ADR

I'm working on a 5.1 feature and the whole film was redubbed with dubbing artists and original cast of the film(usual practice in China). My client showed me another movie mixed in another studio. ...
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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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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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Should the phase shifting caused by using analog EQ be a serious consideration?

Is the phase shifting caused by analog equalization serious enough to require attention or even adjustment of some kind in a live sound reinforcement setting?
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Gunshot Sound Design

First of all, please forgive my absence of sound design knowledge, (my skill set falls in the camera department). Anyways, I'm stumped here. I have a short film that will be shot in the next couple ...
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How to improve the SFX sound during mixing?

I want to improve the SFX sound during mixing but I can't find much information about this on net. So I extracted two samples from movies. The first one is a fight scene from a Japanese Animation. All ...
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What type of filter is the low and high on my mixer

I have a mixer ( Yamaha n12 ). It has a high and low eq and also a mid with a separate q nob. In the manual it states the the high and low are shelving filters but explains no more than that. Would it ...
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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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Should I spectral balance a voice with EQ?

After decades mixing live sound, I've plunged into audio books, and besides mouth clicks, balancing voice spectrally has emerged. The spectral view of the current voice recording looks normal up to ...
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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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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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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 does my sound so dull?

I use beyerdynamics dt770 to mix. I heard someone say that there was a problem with my EQing. When I eq what I do is, I sweep for sounds that make the audio in question seem too resonant, like boxy ...
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Multiband Compressor or Octave-Band Filter plugin

I am looking for an octave-band filter which will allow me to adjust the individual gains of each octave band in the range 63 Hz - 8 kHz (8 bands) with as close to a brickwall response as possible (i....
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Should I use EQ before my Digital interface, Focursite?

I have a focusrite 18i10 and i feel the guitars can get easily to clip but i keep the tracks to low they seem weak... i know i should not worry because the extra 5+ db can be added in mastering phase,...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Recently I'm doing dialogue premix for a feature. Unfortunately the recorded location sound are in poor quality. The boom track is useless, off-axis and reverby. Only the LAV mic track can be used. ...
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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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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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mixing how to make an instrument sound nearer, further away or higher

I have been doing some mixing of a traditional type band setup guitar, bass, drums and vocals. I get the pan left to right center to give space to each instrument. But when I listen to professional ...
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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

I have a track thats 95% female vocal and hang drum and I'm struggling to make them sound full without competing. They seem to both shine in the 1-5k range. What are my options for making them full ...
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Automatic EQ creation to get similar frequence response from two sources?

Is there some kind of plugin / tool (preferably ladspa, lv2 or at least open source) to compare two recordings of an identical source, done with two different mics & recorders and create an ...
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What frequencies does the master volume increase?

If standard eq knobs on a stereo boost or cut the amplitude of specific frequencies does the volume knob adjust the amplitude of all possible frequencies? Is there a range of frequencies different ...
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Inside a phone booth

I want to create an EQ or other approach that mimics a person inside an old style enclosed phone booth. Any thoughts? Thanks
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(for playback from PC) Can I get EQ ability by adding an analogue mixer to PC & M-Audio M-Trrack 2x2 USB Audio Interface [closed]

I am a total noob I just use this setup to listen to music. I've got a PC which connects via USB to M-Audio M-Track 2X2 Audio Interface which then connects VIA 2 x Balanced TRS connectors/cables to ...