Protecting hearing during sound design sessions

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skilga
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Protecting hearing during sound design sessions

Post by skilga » Tue May 05, 2020 2:08 pm

Hello,

whenever I'm doing a sound design session I will put a limiter on my master in case of unexpectedly loud glitches happening.
This helps in most cases however, I haven't found a way of avoiding extremely loud resonances hifreq. sinus tones when messing around with different filters on sounds. Since a 10k sine wave uses way less energy than one at 100 Hz it can get ear piercingly
"loud" before it hits the limiter. Is there a way of protecting oneself from these high pitched glitch sounds?

dougdi
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Re: Protecting hearing during sound design sessions

Post by dougdi » Tue May 05, 2020 3:31 pm

How about a multiband compressor? Set a lower threshold on the high band with a fast attack should do it.
Doug

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