Old 01-23-2020, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Fake Dolby A trick

Want that 70's sheen on yr stacked backing vox? Don't have one of the excellent (paid) plugins to do the job?

Try this (fx chain - two instances of ReaXcomp)

[edit] V2 down below, after my telling off from pipelineaudio (tweaks the band gains, adds some pre-emphasis)
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:18 AM   #2
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As in recording with dolby A and playing back without it? I'm in
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:28 AM   #3
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As in recording with dolby A and playing back without it? I'm in
Yep, it's an approximation of the top two bands of the Dolby A encoder (very approximate but it seems to work)
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:40 AM   #4
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Kewl! I have to give this a try on a couple of track s I have with multi BVs on them!

Nesxt thing you know I will be growing out a Mullet as welL!
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:07 AM   #5
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The free (though 32 bit) Storm Recording Studios exciter.

The Mutt Lange booster is a critical part of every mixd I make and lately I have switched to Audio Assault's version, XCTR is the one I use now
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:11 AM   #6
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Exciters and (multiband) saturation do something rather different tho. They're adding harmonics that weren't there in the original signal. Don't get me wrong, really useful sometimes (but *really* easy to overdo). I'm fond of "Roth-Air" http://www.danielrothmann.com/#downloads

For a lot of things, particularly if you're after a "period" sound, something like the Dolby A trick works well - might be a bit subtle unless you drive it fairly hard.
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