Filtering out unwanted noise

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  1. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    I have a pad i'm using, and I've bandpassed filtered it to only get certain frequencies, but no matter where I filter it it sounds like theres unneccessary white noise. I've tried filtering it again, but I can't get rid of this white noise, and as a result the pad sounds quite airy and misty. Any ideas how to get rid of it?

    Here is some audio of the pad to help :D

    pad.wav - 1.73MB
     
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  2. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    white noise runs 0hz - 20khz, your not going to get rid of it with a filter, only at the source. you can warm things up by boosting around 250-500hz and taking some of the top end off, maybe a widish notch around 1-2khz, but the noise will still be there. any reverb or delay will bring the noise out more aswell, so check your filter settings there too.

    doesnt really sound like white noise to me tho, maybe check the filter Rez and freq and drop it down if its high
     
  3. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    compress with a ratio below 1, its making everything below the threshold lower in volume, and everything above louder.

    try that combined with the boost around the mids like miszt said.
     
  4. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    the compressor in ableton doesn't let you compress anything below a ratio of 1 :\
     
  5. *State

    *State Self confessed VW nut

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    man, is that a sample or did you create it? i would steer clear from that sound it sounds rough. have you got albino?.... you can get some really nice pads out of albino.