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Any recommendation for softening synth..?
Old 16th December 2010
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Any recommendation for softening synth..?

I'm in trouble with handling so many hard synth sounds
they're very agressive and composed of high notes.
So many times I tried to remove annoying sounds with EQ, but everytime i failed.
Is there any better way to use for softening sounds that harmful to ears rather than to use EQ?
Gear or vst or anything...
my mix sounds too annoying.. I'm dying now.. please help..
Old 16th December 2010
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run em through a fender twin and mic em with a 57. Don't laugh, it works

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Old 16th December 2010
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Old 16th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by loveyoumaxin View Post
I'm in trouble with handling so many hard synth sounds
they're very agressive and composed of high notes.
So many times I tried to remove annoying sounds with EQ, but everytime i failed.
Is there any better way to use for softening sounds that harmful to ears rather than to use EQ?
Gear or vst or anything...
my mix sounds too annoying.. I'm dying now.. please help..
Change the sounds?

Or is this someone else's song?
Old 16th December 2010
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Originally Posted by briguy1960 View Post
run em through a fender twin and mic em with a 57. Don't laugh, it works

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I either run em through guitar amps or out and back in through a 'warmish/thick' mic pre (I currently use a BAE 1073 for this . . . ).
Old 16th December 2010
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I use a fatso for this all the time.

Tranny in, warmth 4+, input 7+. The HF limiter takes the annoying fizz out of soft synths really nicely.
Old 16th December 2010
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Originally Posted by briguy1960 View Post
run em through a fender twin and mic em with a 57. Don't laugh, it works

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OK, I will try as last option I'm not laughing :-)
Old 16th December 2010
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I'd second the guitar amp option, although if no amp or re-amping mechanism is available or you want to stay in the DAW, I'd use PSP VintageWarmer.
Old 16th December 2010
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thanks all, I'll try all of it
Old 16th December 2010
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abbey road TG 2005 compressor plug is good for softening synths. As a starting point, Limit mode with mild compression
Old 16th December 2010
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have you tried using soft synths ?
Old 16th December 2010
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My "secret weapon" when I'm under stress and don't have time for the analogue route, I throw in Guitar Rig as an insert to the track and check with a few presets in there as a starting point.
Old 16th December 2010
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+1 for reamping!
Old 16th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bender412 View Post
Change the sounds?

Or is this someone else's song?
+1

Whenever possible, this is more likely to yield better results.
Fix the problem at the source, perhaps tweak the synth parameters a little to tame the nastiness.
Any additional flavoring, such as re-amping, etc., which is a great idea, will only enhance things to taste.
Old 22nd December 2010
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reamping was expected good but with my amp and mic
that detracted sounds much.
resultingly, I solved it with very complex way.
I used deesser very delicate,
and used multi comp,
and I did general eqing,
and in the end I used very colored saturation EQ that glues sounds much.

not perfect but passable sounds came out...
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