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Rolling off high and low end on synth samplers?
Old 28th January 2009
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skiroy's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Rolling off high and low end on synth samplers?

Im watching a video and this guy says when using a outboard synth or even a software synth to roll off the low end because they alot of times cause a low rumble and to cut off the high end to eliminate a high end buzzing.Have yall ever heard of this and what are some good cutoff point for the low and high end if its even worth caring about. I personally never noticed this but that doesnt mean its not there.

AND WHile on the subject where do you roll of the low end on a Bass Guitar?is 40hz too high?
Old 28th January 2009
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John Suitcase's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I usually find that synth sounds are too broadband to blend into a mix well. I'll basically cut everything out that isn't essential, to make the sound small enough. You can high pass a bass guitar wherever, but keep in mind that 40 hz is very close to the open e string, so it might not work in songs in E. Of course, if you boost a touch at 80 hz, you can cut 40hz and still get the sound of a low E note, as your ear will manufacture the low pitch from the harmonic overtones.

I like to bandpass a lot of stuff when mixing. It's sort of the opposite of a hi-fi approach, but it gives each instrument a certain sonic signature that makes for a more interesting listening experience, if that makes sense. Try it!
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