What can you do with spectrum anaylsis?

J-MADD

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I have it on sound forge 8 and I am assuming it is to find out what freq in a mix need to be increased or attenuated (for example 160 hz is way overpowering in a song). Am I on the right track with this line of thought? Thanks all.

Justin
 

TrilliumSound

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Jul 29, 2004
Hmmm... First, how does it sound? I think this could be something like a tool, something to show you the freqs used and by how much but you should try it by yourself... crank or shut down that 160hz on that mix that you like and it won`t sound good. Depends on styles, instruments used etc.. But I doubt that will make it sound better.

Rich
 

soundfarm

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I have found frequency analyzers to be a valuable training tool to help develop your ear. However, don't develop a dependency!
 

J-MADD

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Thanks guys. I did cut a little (about 1 decible) around the 160 hz and it open things up a little. Thanks for the feedback.

Justin
 

Bridge

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compare

It's already been said, don't get into the habit of reliance.

However, as a learning tool it can be good for examining a commercial track you like the tonality of and then doing A/B comparisons.

If you have an external one with a mic plugged in you can do all sorts of wonderful room measurements also. They are used in live sound to e.q. the front of house.
 

eddies880

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Michael Fossenkemper said:
Don't get into the mistake of making your mix look a certain way.
You really amaze me Mike--------You answered my question---before I was able to aske it. :lol:
 

Rider

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for analyzing a spectrum. :lol:

its good to go track by track and see where different instruments lie in the spectrum as well. yeah more for a training tool, but sometimes can nudge you if you get stumped.
 
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