Peaky Notes Update Feb16 2017
Editing per one stereo track recordings -- /acoustic guitar/vocals on one mic --. "Less is more" it seems for these. Even compression seems to ruin these delicate tones. On my new edit here, this one (As The World Fades Away):http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... D=13531763
I did one High Pass Filter (at 70 hertz/6 dBs) and then with EQ took nine decibels off the mid area between 160-250 hertz. Then just cleaned clicks and a few esses and repairs and that's it. Here is the finished song's plot spectrum/first 3-4 minutes read-out.
Is there a normal look or a right look to such a spectrum? Any spectrum? I use the spectrum to edit, sloping the low end down from the mid peak (the song's peak), though this one was a bit fiesty even after High Pass Filter at 70 Hz/6 dBs though I decided to leave it (and not hit any heavier with the HPF, or with EQ) hoping for a little more thickness to the low end and not wanting to hack it down by any other means either, like Notch Filter. Then I reduced the mids highest section down by as much as it showed to be jutting out from the rest of the mid section, in this case 160-250 hertz down nine decibels.
NOTE: When I record, with my Tascam DR-05 I have the built-in limiter set to on which keeps any high volume input from clipping. I also record as 44 kHz/24 bit WAV.
Does anyone think recording in 24 bit is not preferable to recording in 16 bit, when the final export will be 16 bit?
Or which of these options is best for my type recordings/edits:
1. record 24 bit, edit 32 bit float, export 16 bit
2. record 24 bit, edit 24 bit, export 16 bit
3. record 16 bit, edit 32 bit float, export 16 bit
4. record 16 bit, edit 16 bit, export 16 bit
Any recommendations appreciated.