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Match takes from different ADR sessions

I'm going to throw this in as the beginnings of an answer. We can work it up later. Was the talent consistent? Is this 'just' a placement issue? There are EQ-matching plugins you could try [or Izotope ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

Vocals sound a little dry to me, maybe add some subtle reverb or delay. The method of EQing you're doing sounds right. Dullness usually comes from a lack of top end, maybe add a couple of DBs of top ...
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Should the phase shifting caused by using analog EQ be a serious consideration?

No. In fact when using EQ to enhance the tone of a track or fix problems with the track sitting in the mix, the phase shift is often part of the beneficial sonic change created by the EQ. In a live ...
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Multiband Compressor or Octave-Band Filter plugin

What you're looking for is incredibly hard to implement. Filters always have a slope measured in dB/Octave or dB/Decade and it's a measure of the attenuation of frequencies beyond the cutoff frequency....
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Match takes from different ADR sessions

I'll give some ideas that might help other than re-doing or EQ matching as Tetsujin said. Another great piece of advice given by Tetsujin is to eliminate the room factor so you only have one factor to ...
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Gunshot Sound Design

The simplest way is to find some free gunshot sound effects online. If you need to create your own it can be done by layering 2-3 basic sounds. Start with a cookie sheet being hit against something (...
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How can I make an audio clip sound like it was recorded outside?

Very wide open spaces have almost no ambience at all, by their very nature. If you're in the middle of a cornfield with nothing but a few trees or hedges round the edge and just more fields beyond, ...
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mixing how to make an instrument sound nearer, further away or higher

The perceived "distance" of a particular instrument in a mix is achieved due to differing levels of reveberant and dry sound. For instance a "near" instrument will be louder and will have a a ratio of ...
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Tips for Blending Voice with Hang Drum (or other instrument with similar frequencies)?

Panning the sounds left or right might help sometimes. Also reverb as Evhz wrote before is great fix for your problem. For your question to the EQ switching. That technique is called sidechaining and ...
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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

I would recommend against using an external mixer for EQ in this case. You have a professional quality audio interface with full DSP capability. You can simply apply the desired EQ prior to output ...
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Filter or Eq out certain parts of the spectrum without introducing transient distortion

I'd say your best bet would be to use the Spectral Repair features of Izotope's RX package. Unfortunately, if you're filtering any sound you are inherently likely to introduce artifacting of some sort;...
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Matching EQs - advice on EQing ADR

The sample reference you provide is nearly linear in the speech frequencies, where the ADR version has some quite unique "bumps". The bright green is your ADR, the dark green is the original: The 200 ...
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Matching EQs - advice on EQing ADR

I wasnt able to hear your samples but sometimes a little reverb or distortion will help a lot. That and some good EQ can usually get yhou close.
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Matching EQs - advice on EQing ADR

I might be wrong but it looks like the samples you provided are identical. Regardless, if you want to match the sound of one recording to another you can try Izotope RX5 which has a really good "EQ ...
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Should I use EQ before my Digital interface, Focursite?

As with all recording processes live by the rule "if it sounds good it is". I personally prefer to use gentle EQ and compression on the way in as a choice for the overall sonic quality of the track. ...
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Should I use EQ before my Digital interface, Focursite?

No it will not benefit. I don't understand why you would think the guitars sound "weak" if they are not clipping, but that is what mixing is for. Do they sound weak on the live monitor? Then turn up ...
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What frequencies does the master volume increase?

Many stereos will generically say their range is from 20hz - 20kHz or somewhere close. This is the range of average human hearing. Each stereo will list somewhere it's frequency response. This is ...
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What type of filter is the low and high on my mixer

Yes, you are correct. Low filter shelves low frequencies and high shelve filter shelves high frequencies. According to manual of your mix, low band is centered at 90Hz and high band is centered at ...
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Inside a phone booth

Put the fictional measurements of a phone booth, say 100x100x250 cm, in one of those online room mode calculators http://www.bobgolds.com/Mode/RoomModes.htm http://amroc.andymel.eu and recreate the ...
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Why does my sound so dull?

I wouldn't say you have problems with EQing here necessarily. A couple things I hear: 1) The vocals sound very much like you recorded them in a room and not in a studio environment. Try hanging ...
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Automatic EQ creation to get similar frequence response from two sources?

For this, I'd mess try Dynamic Spectrum Mapper, iZotope Ozone EQ (that has a matching eq setting) and possibly Logic's Match EQ.
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Changing EQ settings in Logic Pro - Automation vs Separate Tracks

Better is pretty subjective :-) but I'd go with automation if the automation is simple. For something more complex I'd go with two tracks with the regions needed for each.
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Changing EQ settings in Logic Pro - Automation vs Separate Tracks

In theory the more track you have, the more CPU and memory you use so the more latency you get. Different settings on the same track seems a wiser solution, but a bit more delicate to achieve. The ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

Well, there are ways that a signal could be clean, i could experiment with that kind of noise removal. Just to give an answer , there could be some ways you could remove this sound, one is to try and ...
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Need help for removing cloth rustle

I guess surgical operations in Izotope RX5 could help a bit, maybe Spectral Repair, but i can't be sure that cloth noise could be removed completely.
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How to improve the SFX sound during mixing?

Well, what i actually listen from just the sound engineer perspective, is the preparation and buildup of the punch. the punch as a sound itself it just sounds like a sample which is bassy obviously ...
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