Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

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Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by PJ_Pickman » Sun May 14, 2017 12:11 am

I've been doing a podcast segment for a few years that gets mixed in Garageband, and the producer had me using a Mac to edit and sweeten it in post myself so he could just drop it in. Well, the Mac went ashcan (it was old), and now I'm using a PC running Win7 Pro. So I can't use Garageband in post anymore; I'm back to Audacity (2.1.2) from start to finish. The problem is, the individual FX are broken down and operated differently in Aud & GB.

The Garageband settings I used were Echo 4% and reverb 19%; Compression: threshold -23.5, ration 4.8:1, attack 10 ms,gain 4db.

Anyone here of the bi-DAW-ual persuasion that could help me translate those settings into an Audacity packet that would sound (at least mostly) the same?

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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun May 14, 2017 12:21 am

Compression: threshold -23.5, ration 4.8:1..........

That's not going to help.

Post a raw/clean voice sample and the same segment processed. It's almost impossible to generate a correction suite without knowing what the original sounded like, and we can't take corrections out.

You can post 20 seconds of mono WAV each forum post or 10 seconds of stereo WAV. Stay away from MP3. MP3 adds its own character and distortion to the work.

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=72887

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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by PJ_Pickman » Tue May 16, 2017 1:56 am

Ugh... I don't think I have any original wav files; just mostly the finished m4a's and mp3's. I do have some of the original .aup files though... I'll export a chunk of .wav and have the producer run the GB processing on it so I have a comparative sample.
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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue May 16, 2017 7:05 pm

the Mac went ashcan

How deep was the ashcan? Anything a handyman couldn't cure? You dumped yourself into a pretty serious job.

http://www.bloomtimes.com/download-gara ... ernatives/

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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by PJ_Pickman » Thu May 18, 2017 10:59 pm

Here's a clip from the show as recorded:
https://soundcloud.com/pjhawke/rev-beastiary-raw

And here it is with the Garageband Processing:
https://soundcloud.com/pjhawke/rev-beastiary-proc

If it's not exact, no biggie... I'd just like to get that hollow, stone-vault sound in Audacity and I didn't do a very good job of it when I last tried. I'm not much of a sound engineer beyond the basics.
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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri May 19, 2017 10:28 am

Soundcloud says: "This track was not found. Maybe it has been removed"
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Re: Emulating Garageband post effects in Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by PJ_Pickman » Fri May 19, 2017 10:35 pm

D'OH... posting error... my bad. It's fixed.
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