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Phantom Frequency

Have you guys ever encountered a resonant frequency that you cannot pinpoint? There is one in a track I am mastering that is simply bothersome, yet I cannot find it even with spectral analyzers. Could it possibly be a resonant transient that seems a lot more prevalent in the mix? How would you guys suggest dealing with this?

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What does it sound like ?
like a resonant peak, even though i cant find any resonant peaks.
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I get this from time to time when I'm mixing, most often in harmonically-dense instruments like distorted guitars, pianos, etc.

Rather than boosting with a narrow Q and sweeping around for it, try cutting with a fairly wide Q, sweeping till it goes away, then narrow the Q and sweep some more, back and forth, while you continue to narrow the Q. Eventually, you'll hone in on it and can set the appropriate amount of cut and Q.
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Would you happen to be chasing:

A) A resonance in the room?

or perhaps:

B) A mult-phase problem (such as a vocal that was sent to a verb that wasn't 100% 'wet')?
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Would you happen to be chasing:

A) A resonance in the room?

or perhaps:

B) A mult-phase problem (such as a vocal that was sent to a verb that wasn't 100% 'wet')?
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Would you happen to be chasing:

A) A resonance in the room?


The amount of times I did this in my mixes when I was in an untreated room. So many wasted hours
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Is it still there when listening on headphones?
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I'm in a treated room and don't have any severe resonance issues like I was hearing. I managed to deal with it for the most part, but I'm not sure what the source was in his mix.
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Maybe try harmonic EQ.
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Sounds like it could be harmonics if not a room issue.

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This sounds a little funny, but i sometimes try to find problematic frequencies by singing them and then finding the equivalent on a keyboard. I know, it's awkward but worked a few times...
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