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Member Since: Feb 15, 2008

I've been trying to mix some bass tracks and a drum track and some parts of the tracks distort. Is there anyway I can decrease that distortion or kill it.

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Since: Apr 06, 2007

Apr 04, 2008 12:20 am

If the tracks were recorded with clipping or distortion there is nothing to do, you may try a de-clipper but it wont be completely effective.

If the tracks are well recorded and the distortion occurs only during the mixing stage, just lower the faders so no clipping occurs also watch that no channel internal clipping occurs for example if you use an eq, the eq may be clipping even if the channel's red led is not on.

You may also want to add more specifics about your problem

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 05, 2008 11:18 pm

Yep, if the distortion is there when you solo each track and they are not going into the red then it was recorded too hot and digital distortion cannot be removed. IF it was recorded and the tracks are clean when soloed then you simply need to lower the tracks faders and then make up the gain with the master to bring the over all level back up again to a normal level. But making sure you do not push the master into the red.

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