need help to reduce noise

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Member Since: Oct 11, 2011

Hi I have uploaded a sample of a new track that I am working on. I hear some kind of high freq noise along with the choir. I have tried reducing the hi freq gain on the choir to -7db but still the noise persists. Reducing the gain also makes me loose some good harmonics the higher frequencies. Can you please help on how to tackle this...

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bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jul 24, 2012 04:29 pm

Do you have a link for the track?
Also, is the choir a live recording or from a synth of some sort?

Byte-Mixer
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Since: Dec 04, 2007


Jul 25, 2012 01:04 am

The track is in his music profile.

I hear what you're talking about (I think) To me it sounds like a "breathiness" in the upper register of the choir samples. You could try shelving the upper frequencies past around 8Khz to 9Khz or so, and see if that helps. Or, try treating it as you would a problem with sibilance. (overbearing or airy S or SH sounds or F sounds in a vocal track)

Otherwise, it's not horribly noticeable, but it is a little bit of a difference compared to the lower choir tones, and I understand the desire for consistency.

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Since: Oct 11, 2011


Jul 25, 2012 07:11 am

Thanks..Let me try it and wil get back...

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Since: Oct 11, 2011


Jul 28, 2012 11:17 am

HI I have succesfully filtered the noise.But now I need advice on the piano track that I have mixed. I am not sure whether their is muddiness in the piano track or not. I tried to cut out some mud at 250-300khz but not sure whether its right now . Also on the levels should I increase the piano volume a bit. I have uploaded the updated sample. Please listen and let me know your comments

Byte-Mixer
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Since: Dec 04, 2007


Jul 29, 2012 01:58 am

With the current track in your profile, I think the general tone of the piano is fine. If anything I think it could use a little bit more bottom end to give it a warmer sound, and possibly even come forward a little more to help accentuate it. Otherwise it sounds good and clear to me.

To me, right now, it sounds like there is a lot of mid to upper midrange information from the choir sounds and the strings sounds, so you might consider making adjustments in that area. To me it sounds like they are stepping on each other a bit. You could think of things like the width of the sound, panning/position in the mix (left to right, front to back) or even EQ them a little to help give some breathing room. Since the choir is already bit synthetic sounding, I think I would EQ the choir before the strings. That's just my opinion based on what I'm hearing with my setup though.

Otherwise, at this point, as long as it sounds okay in your room, on headphones, in the car, on generic speakers etc. you should be on the right track. :)

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