Bass Reduction Using Audacity

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by psyclguy, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. psyclguy

    psyclguy Guest

    I've recorded about 20 songs using Audacity from an audio receiver. The highs and mids are good but there is too much bass on each. Is there an effect in Audacity to reduce the bass? It has effects for bass boost but no bass reducer. I tried the high pass filter but the results weren't good. I've reduced the incoming bass for future recordings. Just wanted to know if I could improve the ones I've already recorded.
     
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    *loads Audacity*

    See "Equalisation".

    Focus on the area around 100Hz - but this depends entirely on your material.
     
  3. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

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    "I've recorded about 20 songs using Audacity from an audio receiver."

    What does that mean? From an audio receiver...you talking about a component amp?
     
  4. psyclguy

    psyclguy Guest

    Yes, FM music from a component amp.
     
  5. Space

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    Just checking.

    I guess if you run everything from the amp flat and unprocessed in any way it could work. That what you found to be true?
     
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    The bass coming off an FM radio (I assume?) is probably jacked up anyway so the material itself will be less than flat.
     
  7. Space

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    I don't think it is jacked up...but using a newer home type amp with DSP enabled wouldn't help you any. Might make it seem jacked up.
     
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

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    I meant the signal being broadcast by the station itself was probably crushed, flogged, bass-boosted and then run through a "sonic maximiser".

    Yeah, radio sounds awesome.
     
  9. Space

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    How is that different from a typical day listening here?


    ;)
     
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