I do a lot of hobby narration and I really dig a “old cassette tape found in a wet dumpster behind the public library” vibe. I can achieve that using the Phaser effect with these settings:
but what I’m finding is that if I apply it to more than about 30 seconds at once it first loses the specific edge I like and then rapidly becomes massively distorted (which sounds like this, if you’re curious https://youtu.be/EkJxbdLapgw?t=233 linked at time–think it gets even worse than that). I assume this is the effect running through its “phases” and is Working As Intended, but–it ain’t what I intend!
I figure my solutions are three:
- Convince Phaser to apply its effect homogeneously to long stretches of track.
- Use a different effect to generate a similar sound that I can safely apply to a 90-minute track at once.
- Find some kind of keyboard shortcut or other macro-type thing that will let me very rapidly select the next 30 seconds of time, then the next 30, then the next 30, hitting control-R every time.
Right now I’m doing this by hand, which is fiddly and can have bad results if I accidentally select too much or double-select a section of track. Really pleased with the results on this little project I’m working on, though, so I hope I can find a way to make it less menial!