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Help me clean up this guitar line - "wooshing"?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by audiovisceral, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. I recorded a guitar line directly from my acoustic's LR Baggs pickup. In the mix I've applied compression, Amplitube for distortion, and EQ. The song as a whole has not been the most spectacular mix, but it's getting there and I like the way the guitar fits in as it is. Unfortunately, there's this low end "wooshing" that happens every time I fret on for the second and third notes of each bar.

    On my Truth 2030A's it almost blurs out and on my headphones I don't hear it at all. But on my home BOSE system (exaggerated low end resolution) it comes through disgustingly and really blurs the focussed sound you hear on the first notes of each bar.

    From what I can tell, I think I can get rid of it by running a high pass filter at around 100 or 150 but this takes a chunk of the resonance off my sound and I need that low end for the style I'm after.

    I was thinking a side chain compression focussed on the frequencies that are acting up on those frettings might get rid of it. Alternately, a focussed EQ cut might take it out without doing anything too drastic to the sound. However, I'm not a pro though and my listening environment is less than ideal, so I'm having trouble deciphering exactly what I should be applying where.

    Any tips? Anything you can give me would be very much appreciated. Specifics are great.


    It's track two - the first four bars display it pretty cleanly/painfully.

    Thanks a bunch,
  2. my suggestion, get an electric and a decent distortion pedal and amp, either direct in or mic the amp (if you don't mind a drier sound direct in, otherwise mic it)

    one thing i've found about acoustics is never apply distortion to them .. it just won't come out right. i think it might be because they have to much natural reverb.

    i might be wrong but if you can get a hold of that stuff, try it, even if you just borrow the stuff off a friend.

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