"The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

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Post by jr » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:42 pm

yes, pls upload again, thanks.

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Post by carsRevil » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:35 am

please please upload again

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Post by Sonarcade » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:11 pm

I, too, am curious about this method. Any help's appreciated.

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Repost the ALS please!

Post by epichorus » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:05 pm

...or if no one has the ALS, please share with us the settings for Utility....

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Post by djgroovy » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:02 pm

if you read the FIRST post, it's all there really. no need for als, just read it. it's not like the utility plugin has a lot to fiddle with. turn to one side -> mono; the other side-> stereo. that's it!

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Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Thu May 10, 2007 8:23 pm

Drag a song into live

add the utility plug to the track

turn the width knob to 200%

No need for an .als
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Post by derders » Fri May 11, 2007 6:46 pm

the link is damaged - can´t download it

pls give us another link ..

thank you

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Post by AdamJay » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:01 pm

updated link:
http://66.221.205.118/azurerecords/file ... yTrick.zip

also, updated link in the first post

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Post by zeepster » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:58 am

Awesome thread. I'm talking about the discussion that followed the first post. Very informative and answered a question i came to this forum with.

*sorry about the bump*

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Re: "The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

Post by IanG » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:46 pm

AdamJay wrote: Thus, this trick is great for removing Bass from a track without using an EQ that would remove frequencies from other sounds as well. You can really isolate sounds from other sounds. Its all about CONTROL.
Can't wait to try this in Live 8.


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Re: "The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:30 pm

Trial and Error wrote:What u guys are talking about has been a trick for years its called phasing!
no, it's called phase inversion.
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Re: "The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

Post by hurlingdervish » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:48 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
Trial and Error wrote:What u guys are talking about has been a trick for years its called phasing!
no, it's called phase inversion.
no its called AWESOME

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Re: "The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

Post by re.mark » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:35 pm

I was aware of Phase Cancellation, but not via the width method until i saw this thread and Ive had a good time listening to lots of music recently via width set at 200% to see if i notice any new about said tracks.
One thing that struck me was that listening to some pieces sounded alot more interesting than others, discovereing new sounds you dont notice otherwise. Whereas other just sound really boring and lacking something. It usually tends to be (what Id consider) better producers tracks that sound more interesting than others, one producer in particular. So this obviously means that theres much more attention paid to stereo (or left/right) detail by some producers over others. Ive started getting into the habbit of sticking a utility on my master and monitoring tracks at 200% everyso often so see how stereo stimulating they are, and then trying to improove said stereo image. Is this a bad habbit to get into though, should I just judge a track by its pure summed image, or by both??

(apologies if none of that makes sense, im pretty tired and have a feeling it wont :P)

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Re: "The Utility Trick" - How to Isolate sounds

Post by hurlingdervish » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:39 pm

probably not the best way to judge...

but ive been using it as a dj tool for mashups and bringing tracks into the mix and it works wonders.

mainly cause in anyother program youd have to process it to get the sound

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