[LAU] Mic correction with EQ

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Apr 16 13:06:57 UTC 2016

On Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:03:53 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:52:30 +0200 (CEST), Ffanci Silvain wrote:
>>Or is that mic nearly not as important as the effects of the room on
>>any live recording?  
>EQ settings depend on the used microphone and its position, the "room
>noise" and the kind of speech, music, instrument that was recorded. I
>doubt that there are default EQ settings, that can be used as a
>starting point. I noticed that my iPad's outputs have idiotic boosted
>bass, so IMO it's good not to add any EQ when using an iDevice with
>it's build in sound thingy, instead the EQing should be done after
>importing the WAV files to the Linux DAW. Assumed the recording
>already was manipulated by an iPhone EQ, you're most likely stranded,
>since you can't get back good sound, if the source should be
>completely biased, let alone that frequencies might be completely cut
>away. In my experiences enhancing the sound quality of recordings done
>with cheap equipment is hard to do, while parts of the recording might
>become good, other parts usually clang or are very muddy. Don't suffer
>from self-doubts, if you can't get, what you try to archive. It doesn't
>mean that you're an untalented engineer, it only means that you aren't
>a wizard ;). As a starting point you could try to use a low-path and
>high-path filter, perhaps it's possible to cut the lowest and highest
>frequencies, but usually the rest of cheap recordings is that bad, that
>you want to add some disgusting very high and low frequencies, so
>cutting low and high trash doesn't work.
>Sorry that I can't help, I only can confirm that it's more or less
>impossible to enhance really bad recordings done with bad audio


A limiter and compressor are most likely good tools for such audio

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