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crackly/shimmering sound problem

Discussion in 'Recording' started by in_pursuit, May 22, 2011.

  1. in_pursuit

    in_pursuit Member

    May 22, 2011
    I just recently started working on this track and once I had finished the piano section, I added in some drums and a synth to beef it up a bit. It sounds fine in reaper when playing back but once I render it or bounce to disc and upload to soundcloud, the cymbals get this weird shimmering type sound happening which I don't know how to get rid of. I initially used a rhodes organ type sound instead of the keys but it was having the same sound on it as well so I changed it to a piano and now it's not as noticable, but with the drums its quite obvious on the cymbals scratchhead.gif . I played the track in windows media player and I'm getting the same problem! Plugins used are SD2.0, Dimension Pro, Taurus, audication compressor and waves limiter and altiverb on the master. does anyone know what it is/how to fix it?

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  2. Ripeart

    Ripeart Active Member

    May 13, 2011
    Miami, FL
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    Sample rate conversion issues?
  3. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    New Jersey (right outside the Big Apple!)
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    I was going to say the same thing. What sample rate are you rendering your files down to mp3's? You should try rendering at the highest possible (256K?) and see if the problem goes away.

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