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swirly sound

Postby hillbilly » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:34 am

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even with all this new equipment still get a swirl sound, (epiphone thru a sure, no effect), only on the acoustic.
i like the sound of wood.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby AJOwens » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:55 am

Not sure what you mean by a "swirly sound." I notice a sort of vibrato affecting the resonance of the guitar, maybe two beats per second. Is that it?

I could be wrong, but with those crisp highs and thick resonances, it sounds like you're using a condenser mic. If so, then an off-the-wall possibility is that the condenser or its power source is somehow saturating and relaxing. From a technical point of view I am totally making that up; I've no idea whether it's possible. But the symptom sounds sort of like an oscillating compression effect, where you get a little too much compression, so it backs off too far, but then there's not enough, so it steps up too far, and so on.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby hillbilly » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:01 am

no Owens just a good epiphone into a sure 57 thru a audio box usb no effect. If yall don't notice i wont worry about it.
i like the sound of wood.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:25 am

Sounds like one particular frequency is causing something to resonant. Maybe another nearby guitar or instrument? Or maybe the mic stand or something? Or if you've got one open string ringing out the whole time on the acoustic and the acoustic is not 100% in tune you might hear something like that.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby hillbilly » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:48 am

this guitar rings forever, it may be the mike placement, anyway thanks for the input that is about as good as i can and will take the time to do. ya'll have a good weekend.
i like the sound of wood.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:15 am

Try a 12th fret harmonic tuning by ear. That'll take care of it.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby hillbilly » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:44 pm

thanks billy, i havent seen my little billy in for ever.
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i like the sound of wood.
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Re: swirly sound

Postby hillbilly » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:23 am

all so for audacity users, just upgraded to 2.11 noise settings to prevent this problem are 6,6,6
i like the sound of wood.

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