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Old 10-11-2017, 06:09 PM   #41
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Here's a ReaEQ and ReaXcomp FX chain that I kinda like the sound of (bearing in mind that it's all a matter of personal taste.)

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I want a feature where I can drag and drop these onto the FX Browser and have them import, like you can do with Themes.

Someone make that happen!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:30 AM   #42
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This isn't a finished version, it's more of a setup to start tweaking with. It immediately adds a bit of width to the track, but the variations possible are almost endless. Much easier to share a small project than trying to describe it.

https://app.box.com/s/o001yb5ptuxi5e8g4r6vjxs1lbsjz0qo
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:52 AM   #43
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it's more of a setup to start tweaking with
An interesting approach that I would not have thought to try. (That's one reason why I love this forum.)
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:32 AM   #44
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WowieZowie! Thanks guys for taking the time to send some EQ chains my way. I love it! I tried them out on some guitars in my current project.

*** CONTEXT ***

Because, like many of you keep saying, "it's all about context", I did a quick mix of the INTRO of the song I'm currently working so you can listen to the context. I know, it's pretty ridicule; trying to mixing six (6) guitars together!!! And I haven't even add the Bass and Drums yet. hehehe

So here is a sound clip:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvx9gom1fe...text.wav?dl=0\




Note: The first acoustic guitar in the very beginning it my soar spot (because it lives alone for a while...). I may need to track it again; there is a strange 'flanger-like' sound whirling by in the back that I can't seem to EQ out?! Could be the microphone was too close to the stings?

The guitar sounds and tones are not 'there there', but certainly 'getting there'. The bass should fill the bottom end, which will force me to re-EQ some bits.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:05 PM   #45
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Sounding pretty good in my monitors
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:20 PM   #46
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Sounds pretty good to me, too. You have a great stereo image going there.

I do hear some pitched harmonics on the first guitar that are a bit harsh. They're on the F# and the A on your highest string. You could try deep, narrow EQ cuts at 3300 and 5100 (ish) kHz to take off some of the edge.

Some people will even go so far as to automate those notches so that they only come on when a certain note rings out.

Cheers.
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One last thing, or not...,

I may have discounted something important, my acoustic guitar is a Yamaha FGX800C and it has a special kind of brace inside that makes the sound "very mid rangy", with some low-mids. That is good when playing outdoors by the fire; it cuts across background noise and that is why I chose it out of all the other ElCheapo guitars. But, it does create "issues" when recording...

Rather than spend all my time finding the right EQ, I spent a few hours testing the microphone location hoping this would help. Basically I tested the near in front (vanilla spot) VS everywhere else.

What I found is this (and it is also related to the microphone which is a Heil PR22:

1) There are some very specific spots where the microphone seems to pickup and amplify some harsh harmonics (if that is what they are called?). Simply moving the microphone 1/4 of an inch can either amplify or not a specific frequency coming from the guitar.

2) The vanilla spot is not so good for my guitar and microphone. Just goes to prove that there is no magic spot.

3) Things get better when the microphone is at least 3 feet away, but for a strumming type ballad it always sounds best when the microphone is located higher and pointing down at the guitar. I would say, sort of like, if you stood in front of me, three feet away, and looked down at me playing while I'm sitting on a chair. The microphone is placed where your head would be.

Anyway, that was a very educating (4) hours of fun.

For those who like samples here are two clips (note: I did add slap on some EQ and effects; the same for both takes).


CLIP 1 NEAR FRONT- VANILLA SPOT - https://www.dropbox.com/s/u07g62dqwn...t-001.mp3?dl=0


CLIP 2 TOP POINTED DOWN 3 FEET AWAY - https://www.dropbox.com/s/o52aqhqtq2...t-001.mp3?dl=0

There is still some harshness, but I will deal with it when I mix, relative to the other sounds in the song.

I'm not out of the woods yet, but I feel I'm pass the thick shrubby understory.
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