Creating a "Radio" Effect?

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  1. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Howdy all,

    Dunno if anyone will be able to lend a helping hand here? I want to create a radio effect on a speech type of thing (kind of like a news report). Firstly, I want the radio to kind of sound out of signal so how will I get that crackly sound? Sample it from somewhere perhaps ? :lol:

    Also, should I be doing anything to the vocals (spoken bit) to give it more of a radio feel?

    If I'm not clear enough I'm sure I could find an example somewhere if I searched around!

    Cheers!
    Jordan
     
  2. littlemonster

    littlemonster New Member

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    I made a radio effect to start off one of my mixes but a friend of mine already had that crackly/static sound sample which we used then I just inserted snippets of tunes into that to sound like radio tuning. You can hear it at the start of this mix:

    http://soundcloud.com/little-monster/radio-jungle

    .....but that probably doesn't help your question much :)
     
  3. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Haha, that sounds sick man! Nice one :)

    Nice mix too by the way
     
  4. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    bitcrush, ''vinyl crackle'', white-noise, hi-pass/hi-shelf boost and overdrive will all help
     
  5. parsons19

    parsons19 Active Member

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    Cheers dude, I didn't actually think about that! I have izotope vinyl so I could use that :)
     
  6. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    You can get some cool effects on vocals by running em through a mixer and going mad with the EQ. Getting rid of all lows/highs and boosting mid sounds pretty dodgy radio like.
     
  7. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    That izotope vinyl plug will definitely do the trick. To take it a step further, set the vocal to mono, and cut the hi's and low to get that "hollow" sound remnant of early recordings. The izotope vinyl will give it some nice "dirt." One thing with that izotope plugin is to remember to disable it when not in use. I've noticed (at least in logic) that even I'm not not playing the mix, the izotope plugin is still active creating pops and scratches...once upon a time I thought I had a bad connection and was losing my mind until I realized it was the plugin that was doing it. :)

    Cheers.
     
  8. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    us an FM Synth.
     
  9. parsons19

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    Nice, cheers all!
     
  10. edd.

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    what daw are you using? Logics Spectral Gate is great for this, can get some real nice bandpass effects