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How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 9th, 2010 @ 10:56 PM Reply

I recently watched some cartoons from the 1940s to 1960s, the ones by tex avery. They had a sort of Tom and Jerry sound to them, and i'm wondering if there's some way to get that effect. I have a mic, and audacity, and is there any technique to make a recording sound "old?"

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 9th, 2010 @ 11:11 PM Reply

EQ out sub-bass (0-100hz should do).


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 9th, 2010 @ 11:40 PM Reply

if u have logic, there is a match eq effect which will help u out huge for this. all u need is to take one of those 1940-1960 songs and load it in logic and then use that effect to take the eq from the song then u add it to the song u are workin on. might have to play around with it a bit to get that sound u want.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 01:00 AM Reply

As people have already mentioned, play with the EQ, some EQs have presets and you could possibly find one called Phone or Radio, to give that weak signal-old school radio sound.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 01:09 AM Reply

Doesn't hurt to have a vinyl tape simulator to add noise to the song. I've used a couple in odd jobs here and there and they can be quite nice for enhancing that old school sound.


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 01:19 AM Reply

At 5/9/10 11:11 PM, InvisibleObserver wrote: EQ out sub-bass (0-100hz should do).

Along with subtracting the lowest freq's, it also helps sometimes to get rid of some of the mid-highs to high-highs. What I've noticed about Mid 20th century studio and directive recording is it is almost always compressed thoughtfully, in mono, and the mid freq's are exaggerated by this. So in your final product (depending on the type of music and decade) will bring out mostly brass instruments that are mid centered and percussion like the snare depending on how it was tuned, ect. ect.


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 01:48 AM Reply

At 5/10/10 01:43 AM, VegetarianMeat wrote: Time travel.

That was as funny as it was irrelevant. In other words, I loved it! X-D


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 03:27 AM Reply

Check out this free VST - izotope vinyl


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 04:23 AM Reply

Detune!


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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 10th, 2010 @ 05:03 PM Reply

Bandpass it, probably a 500hz to 7KHz or maybe less. Find some samples of vinyl hiss/crackle. Chop em up and loop them over the music.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 12th, 2010 @ 07:53 AM Reply

it was recorded analog with tape back in the day

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 12th, 2010 @ 03:18 PM Reply

use a I - vi - IV - V progession for every song

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 12th, 2010 @ 03:47 PM Reply

At 5/12/10 07:53 AM, commandab wrote: it was recorded analog with tape back in the day

This is why I have soo many tape decks, consoles, and tape echo.

Makes almost anything sound either 1960 or 1980s depending on how far down the analog rabbit hole I want to go.

tape is CHEAP these days. A decent R2R will only run you a few hundred dollars. Just got to find tape. i scored a bunch of old r2r tapes for 3 bucks a peice at a thrift store. Just make sure you have a junk player to make sure they dont SHED!

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 12th, 2010 @ 05:24 PM Reply

Why align tape heads and bias 400 volt tubes when you can just use FETs and Filters? It's still analoge.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 28th, 2010 @ 12:31 PM Reply

These days you have so many tape simulators... and some of the best are free.
FerricTDS by bootsie
Ferox - Tape simulator by Jeroen Breebaart

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 28th, 2010 @ 04:39 PM Reply

Dont forget Distressors, just be prepared to spend 2-3k.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 28th, 2010 @ 05:58 PM Reply

At 5/10/10 03:27 AM, Rig wrote: Check out this free VST - izotope vinyl

opps didnt see that.

well you can play with the eq, filter, n try some light distortion

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 31st, 2010 @ 01:50 PM Reply

At 5/12/10 03:47 PM, architecture wrote:
At 5/12/10 07:53 AM, commandab wrote: it was recorded analog with tape back in the day
stuff

Yeah but you really need 1 to 2 foot tape decks reel to fukin reel.

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Response to How do I get a 1940s to 1960s sound May. 31st, 2010 @ 02:30 PM Reply

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