which Audacity version are you using exactly (since 2.2. doesn't
exist) , 2.02 or 2.1.2?
In newer versions, GVerb is obsolete and replaced by "Reverb".
The main problem with GVerb is that it is a mono effect
And I can only help with the latter, new introduced replacement.
Perhaps, a real-time effect (VST) would even be better as you are
trying to model an effect after a reference track.
Now for the Dinah Washington excerpt. I presume that the recording is
remastered since the original is made around 1956. This implies to me
that we have to reverb effects.
The original one is probably a spring or plate effect, something
semi-mechanical, I guess.
Any way, it's probably best explained by a sample:
It's the full intro (exactly 34 s long) and some special versions of it.
Start time | description
0:34 The stereo reverb after removing the center, ie the remastering reverb
1:08 The center voice with the reverb tails deleted.
1:42 The Audacity reverb applied to the former. also autoduck in order
to attenuate the reverb on already processed loud passages (e.g.
2:16 The latter two tracks ("dry" voice and Audacity Reverb) re-mixed.
The reverb settings I've used:
Room size 75 %
Pre-delay 10 ms (normally, this would be larger in such a huge room,
play with it)
Reverberance 70 %
Damping 100 % (hasn't that much impact as the former)
Tone low 100 %
Tone high 80 %
Wet gain -11 dB
Dry gain 0 dB
Stereo width 100 %
Wet gain only --> Checkbox must be checked.
Note that it is always smart to leave the original, dry voice alone
and to apply the reverb on a duplicate of it.
Thus you'll be able to adjust the amount of reverb by
increasing/decreasing the gain on the reverb track (W:
The autoduck effect is useful if you want to constrain the reverb
during the actual singing but generally not necessary, it really
depends on the context.
I hope this helps a bit.
2017-02-04 15:29 GMT+01:00, Sandra Gayer <sandragayer7@xxxxxxxxx>:
I have Audacity 2.2 and Iwould appreciate some help with the GVerb
plugin. (I apologise for the spelling). I have visited the Wiki page
and have tried implementing the settings suggested but haven't had
much success. The sound, when treated, is still highly distorted. I'm
after a little reverb without distorting the original sound so that
words are unclear.
Has anyone got a list of settings to change so that the overall sound
sounds like the beginning of this:
? For example, room size, damping etc? I want it slightrather than
overwhelming like the default settings.
Very best wishes,
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