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  • #61083
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    Roy
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    Hi all

    One of my bands is performing Lonely Boy by the Black Keys, in which the lead vocal has a distortion effect (imagine a megaphone effect, but at roughly 20% wet). Is something like this possible using the FX on my QU16? Anyone try anything similar.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Roy

    #61084
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    Giga
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    I think I would split his mic signal, dial in a megaphone eq setting on that second vox channel and then mix and match as needed.

    Giga

    #61085
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    Dick Rees
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    Agree on the EQ. A good starting point is to raise your HPF to 400 and shelve off your highs down to between 3K and 3.4K. This is the “telephone bandwidth” EQ.

    #61086
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    Dick Rees
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    Edit above:

    Since you don’t have a LPF on the PEQ, use these settings instead along with the high shelf.

    High shelf: set @ 10K and 15dB down

    Add filter: width 3/4 @ 5.8K and 7.5dB down

    That’s about as close as you can get.

    #61088
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    MarkPAman
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    As this is for an effect, you can also boost the middle range bit that you do want, a big “lump” somewhere around 1kHz seemed to work well for something similar I wanted.

    #61090
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    Giga
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    And as an add-on maybe compress the hell out of it and/or use a ridiculously high gainsetting to introduce some distortion ?

    Giga

    #61091
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    Roy
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    Thanks guys. Will be playing with these suggestions tomorrow. Have a week to get it refined.

    Your help is very much appredicted.
    Roy

    #61126
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    I had a similar requirement and think I got some value out of adding a phaser effect (would need to fire up the desk and load the scene (I want an offline editor dammit)) as well…

    #61180
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    Roy
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    Thanks Bob. If you ever get 5 minutes to fire up the desk I’d be interested to know the settings.

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