Best way to sweeten trumpet sound?

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Best way to sweeten trumpet sound?

Post by Bimple » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:30 am

I am mixing a slow tempo R&B with a trumpet in it, and I have a great recording of a trumpet, but I want to sweeten it and add warmth without making it sound over-rpocessed. Any suggestions for effects or EQ?

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Post by Acoustica Eric » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:40 am

I have never recorded a trumpet, but some things come to mind that you can do.
1. Remove (with an eq) frequencies that the trumpet does not produce. For example, I doubt that it is producing any notes in the 20-60 Hz zone, so pulling those down will reduce things like air thumps or other room noise that might be present.

2. You could use a doubler/stereo effect to make it wider and more prominent.

3. Of course a light room verb, maybe a room about the size of a jazz club?

4. Compression/Limiter to smooth it out

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Post by Bimple » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:06 am

thanks so much! :)

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