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Tip: i discovered a new type of exciter
Old 20th November 2009
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Tip: i discovered a new type of exciter

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster - i got to this board from a link to the infamous and outrageously funny "stupidest things heard in a session" thread.

By chance i discovered a new way of high frequency enhancement, without using exciter plugins or my previous trick of using a high pass filter followed by a saturator on a send.

I don't know if i'm the first to do it, but i never heard of this, and it sounds awesome to my ears, better than any other method:

- Use a convolution reverb, with a hihat as the impulse. Adjust to taste. thumbsup
Old 20th November 2009
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There is also this excellent video on vocal exciter by Kenny Gioia.
Old 20th November 2009
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I saw the video, it's a very long winded process.

My way is a 20sec deal: insert your conv reverb, choose a hihat sample, adjust wet and dry levels, done.
And the best thing is it just sounds so damn good.
Old 21st November 2009
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I'll have to give it a try.
Old 3rd January 2010
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I'm quite interested in this. I love experimenting with convolution reverbs with 'unorthodox' impulses.

Tell me, what sort of Hi Hat?

Mono? Stereo? Open? Closed? Semi-open? Semi-closed? Electronic? Acoustic? Bright? Dull? Excited? Depressed?? Perplexed???

I'm not kidding by the way. I really would like to know.

Cheers
Old 3rd January 2010
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I'm quite interested in this. I love experimenting with convolution reverbs with 'unorthodox' impulses.

Tell me, what sort of Hi Hat?

Mono? Stereo? Open? Closed? Semi-open? Semi-closed? Electronic? Acoustic? Bright? Dull? Excited? Depressed?? Perplexed???

I'm not kidding by the way. I really would like to know.

Cheers
I found that some give great results and some not at all.
But it all depends on the source material.
But generally speaking, a short, excited hi hat works best, especially if it's used in the song itself. Then it's a matter of adjusting the convolution reverb (levels, eq, mix).

When it works, it sounds awesome.
But sometimes you have to search around for a sample that works, it's hit and miss.
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