EQing a tambourine
I have a mono audio track with a tambourine, recorded with a SM57, but it is "cold": I would like to make this sound a bit better... what should I do? :)
the stuff I can use: mmh... Cubase, Samplitude SE8, Audacity :P
amishsixstringer wrote: the tambourine performance was absolutely breathtaking and could never be duplicated...MWAWAWAHAHA :lol: this is the advantage of not being Max Roach (he did breathtaking solos with just a hi-hat), so an ordinary drummer like me can always reply a tambourine performance :lol:
then maybe try some compression. The fastest attack you can muster up and a medium release. 3:1 ratio. G'Luck mate.hum...mustn't I also "enhance" some freq on the eq (such as 10Khz or something like that)?
Sorry, since I am noob in this field may be I am asking dumb questions :oops:
so much thanks for all the answers :)
hum...mustn't I also "enhance" some freq on the eq (such as 10Khz or something like that)?
Well, not being able to hear it I can't make that call. What does the sound you want lack in comparrison to what you have heard and like? Does the instrument sound the way you want it to sound in your room? Have you tried to slide it into a mix yet? Something you can try is to put it in your mix and keep it really low. Almost not being able to hear it in the really dense parts of the track. Then take your parametric eq and sweep it around really slowly until the tambourine just kinda "pops" out. That is the frequency that the song is missing and the tambourine just happens to have. It might make the thing sound like crap by itself, but if that track wants some 2.2K then give it to it.
thanks I will try 8-)