Old-Timey Radio Filter at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 8th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 65
Old-Timey Radio Filter

Does anyone have any suggestions for a cackle/crackley old-timey radio filter for FCP 4.5? I'm currently working on a soundscape for a theatrical production and they want their music to sound like it's coming from an old radio. My budget is very small (under $30). Or even if its a fliter in FCP I can adjust to get the same results. Any thoughts?
__________________
www.axiomadvertising.com
C. Byrne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: DFW area, TX
Posts: 6,108
Images: 1
The old timey radio filter would be amplitude modulation and have a maximum frequency of 9 khz. The original channel spacing on the AM broadcast band was every 10khz with a 1 khz guard band.

So, the first thing you need to apply to your audio is a low pass filter with a 9khz upper cut-off. Next thing you'll need are the random pops and static crashes. Best bet there if you don't already have some of that is to take an AM radio set to an unused channel, preferably at night, and record as much dead air as you can.

A lesser used artifact of weak AM reception is phase shifting. A long slow phase shift can help sell it as well.

There is a plug-in from a company called Isotope called Vinyl that will introduce various pops, scratch, and dust effects from turntables. It can help, but it won't replicate the tell tale static crashes (like you get from lightning and other atmospheric disturbances).

Good luck...

-gb-
Greg Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 65
Thanks for the suggestions! I used Izotope's vinyl plug-in and it did the trick (especially since it was free!). Thanks
__________________
www.axiomadvertising.com
C. Byrne is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:02 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network