"Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

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"Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by rikhyray » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:51 pm

That is what a saxophone player wants to sound like by the end of his solo. Have some ideas (never had transistor radio though) but I am sure some of you will have better ones.
If I understood him right he probably wants to fade out to some kind of "transistor sound" as his solo fades till the end of the song.

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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by chilleddreams » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:04 pm

I'd try a bandpass filter. AM radios have audio bandwith cutoff at ca. 4.5 Khz.
Maybe a speaker simulation can help too.
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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by 3dot... » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:03 pm

I'd go with this chain :
eq (bandpass 40-5000Hz) (...might add a random-lfo driven filter in paralel as well)
-->'dynamic tube'
---> maybe 'amp'/'cabinet'/'saturator'
----> eq (remove annoyances)

of course tools like speakerphone and guitarig etc. are great as well for this task...
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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by rikhyray » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:15 pm

3dot... wrote:I'd go with this chain :
eq (bandpass 40-5000Hz) (...might add a random-lfo driven filter in paralel as well)
-->'dynamic tube'
---> maybe 'amp'/'cabinet'/'saturator'
----> eq (remove annoyances)

of course tools like speakerphone and guitarig etc. are great as well for this task...
That is almost exactly what i did before checking back the forum.

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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by Press Enter » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:25 pm

http://www.mcdsp.com/index.php?option=c ... Itemid=217
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or you could try playing his sax through an actual radio and recording the output with a mic ? or even directly ?
those mini-jack -> FM shortrange broadcasters are usually about $10 and are pretty common. Even apple stores stock them.

you could also try seeking out some impulse responses online ? I guess you tried that already though

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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by 3dot... » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:41 pm

rikhyray wrote:
3dot... wrote:I'd go with this chain :
eq (bandpass 40-5000Hz) (...might add a random-lfo driven filter in paralel as well)
-->'dynamic tube'
---> maybe 'amp'/'cabinet'/'saturator'
----> eq (remove annoyances)

of course tools like speakerphone and guitarig etc. are great as well for this task...
That is almost exactly what i did before checking back the forum.
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Re: "Make me sound like old transistor radio" how to ideas plz

Post by crumhorn » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:47 pm

Transfer the file to your phone and play it back on the internal speaker while re-recording into live via a microphone.

Just an idea
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