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Old 03-11-2007, 03:33 PM
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Default trying to find that \"walkie talkie\" sound

I'm trying to EQ someone talking through a cell phone, is there a good frequency I should boost/attenuate? I dropped the lows and boosted the highs a bit, it sounds OK but i want that real cell phone sound. any tips? thanks.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:50 PM
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"Worldize" the effect.

Hint: do a search
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:04 PM
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Hint #2:
Cell phone voice doesn't sound like "walkie-talkie" voice. It sounds more like a really badly encoded mp3 (Hint #3?).
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:31 PM
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Hint #4:

look at hints #'s 1, 2, 3 and #5.

Hint #5:

finish it off with a punch-up from the affordably-priced Tape-Head.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: trying to find that \"walkie talkie\" sound

I'm looking for more of a frequency range I can work with. I think I found something that works, just wanted to know if you guys have a "template" or anything that you use.
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no template here, just my ears.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: trying to find that \"walkie talkie\" sound

The cell phone sound is more than just EQ. If you have Lo-Fi, try reducing the sample size to 6 bits. On the EQ, set a high pass at 300 Hz and a low pass at about 4 kHz. Then, top it off by throwing in a bit of a phase shift and a tad of distortion.

If you don't have Lo-Fi, you can still reduce the sample size to 8 bits by bouncing to disc at that resolution.

Here's another possibility. If you happen to have a digital answering machine, call the number and play back the audio while you record the answering machine speaker with a mic.
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There are a hundred ways to do a phone futz. We're trying to give you some hints to make it sound believable. Sounds like your EQ band-pass filter will be fine for what you're doing. That's actually the most common way to skin that cat.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:04 PM
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"Worldize" the effect.

Hint: do a search
Yep, definitely the best way to get the exact sound... don't make things complicated. Just re-record the thing and get the perfect sound.

I love that Murch term.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:43 AM
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Have you got the Bomb Factory Cosmonaut Voice plug in? If so.. job done.
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