EQing for older sounds

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by dirtyword, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. dirtyword

    dirtyword Guest

    I am interested in trying to replicate the sounds you would hear in a record recorded in the 1930's or 40's, that is, really lo-fi and tape hiss-y. How would I best go about EQing my tracks to replicate that sound successfully and authentically? I am recording on a computer using adobe audition. Any feedback would be really helpful.
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I would go to someplace like a flea market or used electronics parts store and buy an old crappy mic and an old radio with an amp/speaker then pipe your source through that and re-recording it with the old mic (or something just as low fi) using very poor gain staging so the you get the worst case S/N ratio. Then continue to process in the DAW as needed.
  3. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Central Copenhagen
    Re-recording the music played back loudly on a very crappy ghetto blaster is an excellent good tip. For best results, place the ghettoblaster on the other side of a door and record it through a keyhole.

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