Tonal Balance

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garyd7
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Tonal Balance

Post by garyd7 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:41 pm

Does a tonal balance meter M4L device exist similar to Izotope's (https://www.izotope.com/en/products/mas ... ntrol.html) or do you think it would be possible to make in M4L?

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pottering
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Re: Tonal Balance

Post by pottering » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:17 pm

It is possible, but probably not trivial to make a exact replica.

That looks like a dynamic EQ, so maybe try sidechaining Multiband Dynamics with a reference track.

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Re: Tonal Balance

Post by doghouse » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:17 pm

That's what is commonly called a "matching EQ" application. There are self-contained EQ plugins (like Match EQ in Logic) that can match the frequency spectrum balance of a reference recording, the Izotope plugin is a bit different since it controls another EQ plugin. I've also used a standalone app called HarBal that does this.

My guess about whether or not it could be done in M4L: maybe, but extremely difficult. It requires spectral analysis of two audio files and then calculating the needed EQ curves. This is not a trivial process.

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