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    Baroque Music - Viola da Gamba top of instrument SHRILL

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    Recording with Logic Pro, X AKG stereo pair Microphones 414S - Babyface Pro soundcard.
    Album number 13 for my label.

    One track on the album of a solo viola da gamba, has a sound problem. It is recorded on a beautiful old instrument, perfect acoustic but a shrill top string.

    Tried futzing with the EQ as such and even more =
    capture-d-e-cran-2019-06-10-17-40-30-png

    But it "flattens out" the sound.
    Any ideas for the "ideal" plug that I can use to cut out the horrid shrill sound in the upper range without flattening out the beautiful resonance in the bass range?


    Thanks in advance for all the suggestions.

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    Try a parametric equalizer and notch out around 3.2khz. That's often the screechy area of strings.

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    Also dynamic EQ , de-esser, sidechain compressor. Lots of options really. Luck to ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtoboy View Post
    Also dynamic EQ , de-esser, sidechain compressor. Lots of options really. Luck to ya
    Thanks guys VERY Useful info! I'm terrible in math so finally figured out that 3.2 kHz is 3200hz. But besides that the musician says it is only the open top string. So what do you think of this "mad scientist" solution? Each and every time there is that open top string I "zap" it with this =
    capture-d-e-cran-2019-06-11-19-34-20-png


    Then a second zap to upscale the bass side on that one note =
    capture-d-e-cran-2019-06-11-19-34-07-png

    What do you think? Instead of Channel EQing (is that a word even?) the whole track just do it punctually?

    Too weird an idea?

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    I've done that before . . . if there is a problem note that pops up through out a piece, just go in and manually reduce its level

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