Old 09-26-2019, 09:43 AM   #1
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I have an annoying warble on an acoustic guitar recording.
Any ideas how to reduce it?
I've tried RX declick but it's not been very effective.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:56 AM   #2
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are you using any of the following:

- chorus
- phase shifting
- phase alignment
- autotune type plugins

whats the microphone arrangment
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:59 AM   #3
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Sounds fine to me. If you're talking about the squeaking sound when your fingers move across the fretboard, you could try moving the mic closer to your picking hand.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, there is no effects except for eq.
The warble is at it's most when the chord changes and there is a hammer on.
I don't want to re record so after a solution to what is already there if possible.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:20 AM   #5
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You can try pinpointing the frequency range and use a dynamic EQ to cut it when it's loudest or just mask it with some percussion that follows the same rhythm.

It's not worth obsessing over minor imperfections in soloed tracks, imo. You often won't hear these things in a full mix. I had to listen to that clip about 5 times before I could notice anything that might be considered "wrong."
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'm probably being over critical.
I'll try your suggestion of the narrow cut, thanks.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:29 AM   #7
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Just curious if you are micing the guitar or if your guitar has a pickup in it?

The only reason I ask is that in an electric guitar, if the pickups are set too high (or too low sometimes) you'll get some warble.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:34 AM   #8
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It is very obvious around the 4 second mark and as you say seems to be linked to finger movement on the hammer on. Have you tried the chord in a different inversion perhaps?

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It's not worth obsessing over minor imperfections in soloed tracks, imo. You often won't hear these things in a full mix. I had to listen to that clip about 5 times before I could notice anything that might be considered "wrong."
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:51 PM   #9
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toleolu, I spent quite a bit of time getting that miked sound - I really hope it doesn't sound like a pick up!
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:08 PM   #10
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Very nice sound
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:17 PM   #11
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I am not sure what warble means but,
I do hear what sounds like a bit of fret noise, as someone else mentioned.

What is the context? Is this in a mix that is dense or is it going to be one of the only things playing, more isolated?
If its in a mix I don't think it will be that noticeable, but hard to say without hearing the mix.

Is it a genre of music that needs to be more pristine-if so I would replay it? If you like a more organic sound, I think minor fret noises and such give it character, to a point of course. Whether something is too distracting or unpleasant is somewhat of a judgement call. A lot a times, it is easy to get overly sensitive to something once you notice it when no one else will or it is much less obvious than you think.

If you don't want to re-record and try to avoid sliding your fingers or lubricating the strings, then I second the dynamic EQ suggestion, which can be very transparent, do you use dynamic EQs? I use waves F6 and it works very well, very transparent. The dynamic EQ only kicks in when the frequencies you dial in exceed a certain threshold, like a compressor, so that it leaves the rest of the track untouched, only kicking in as needed so as not to damage the sound when it is not needed. Of course it can be overdone, so adjust the threshold and gain reduction for that balance(sorry if you knew that).

If all else fails and it is important to you, re-record! (maybe try lubricating the strings with something, might decrease the squeak?)
Good luck!
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