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Radio Imaging Effects: FFT Filter

As with most things nowadays, I’ve learnt (and still learning) many tricks of Adobe Audition through the use of the internet; mainly You Tube. I thought I’d share a few audio tricks I use as I am a fan of sharing stuff one has learnt. I’m going to share quite a few of them actually over the next few weeks, which is perfect if you’re beefing up your summer audio, or have some spare time to try these tricks out. I can’t say these are techniques which top producers use, but they work for me, so if you have a better method it’d be good to know.

I’m going to show you a technique I use, the infamous Voice filter effect. It is a bit like the telephone effect, but much more effective and I think it sounds great! Here is what it actually sounds like in a sweeper. It is applied to the “cheeky monkey, proud sponsors…” section.

IMG_0130                                  In order to get to it, go to effects > Filter and EQ > FFT Filter

Once clicked on, it will by default give you a straight piece of string to move around….All I do is work on the principle of dropping the line at 200 hertz.

 

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                                                   What you’re presented with from by default

Now the further up or down the drop is the more bass or tin* there is added to the audio sounds. Here is my default settings, and what I use as a generic filter…But I do change it depending on the voiceover I’m processing. Sometimes in a production I may use two or three variants of the effect, I just move the line up and down! *not technical terms!

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                                                  Tadah! There you have it, the Filtered effect.