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Looking for a plug in that would achieve VHS audio quality, or a video or sound clip which has been converted many times. Looking to get high fi samples to sound fuzzy and warm, worn in. Any tips in general? Also open to Reaktor ensembles...

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Will check those out, thank you! I remember seeing this video a while ago that gave me the idea:

 

 

Wondering if I rendered the same audio over and over again if I would get similar results...

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Will check those out, thank you! I remember seeing this video a while ago that gave me the idea:

 

 

Wondering if I rendered the same audio over and over again if I would get similar results...

Totally didn't think it was going to degrade that way, thought it would turn into a sloshy sound like a really low bit rate. I can pretty much exactly recreate the sound of that by using a vibrato, stuck on 100% wet and with a really fast LFO/spin rate, and then pitching it down slightly.
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Will check those out, thank you! I remember seeing this video a while ago that gave me the idea:

 

 

Wondering if I rendered the same audio over and over again if I would get similar results...

sounds like grindcore vocals

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compression, saturation, EQ and vibrato will do the trick

 

just shelf the hi's...and maybeLPF at 12-15Khz and HPF at 100-200hz

compress it with low threshold slow attack slow release....ratio to taste

slow vibrato rate maybe 15-20cents

 

 

yeah you could use a plug-in

but you could also just learn how to build the sound you want from scratch

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check out the free lowbit vst by concrete fx here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37290

 

lot of other stuff in that list, and i think concrete fx were doing some really cool stuff all those years ago. lowbit is a good example. at its heart it's another bitcrusher/sample reducer type thing but then there's a ton of other controls and things going on. it can sound really gnarly or more subtle.

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tb timemachine is a really good downgrader

Aye it really is, bought a tb bundle a few months back. Great value for money for such fine sounding plugins

 

(still have no idea how the bit crusher goes down to fractions of a bit, always thought it had to be whole numbers)

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have my own methods, kinda like LimpyLoo described. Often times I will create two of the same tracks and pitch them a bit different, then mess with some grain delay and phasing.

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Back when I was a teenager starting playing with electronic music I used to do a version of this by just speeding up/slowing down the .wav files just using the Windows wav player/recorder. Doing so multiple times degraded the sounds in grain-y/bit style ways. Worked best on higher quality files, but that of course required many more instances of speeding and slowing...

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Looking for a plug in that would achieve VHS audio quality, or a video or sound clip which has been converted many times. Looking to get high fi samples to sound fuzzy and warm, worn in. Any tips in general? Also open to Reaktor ensembles...

 

http://www.dyvision.co.uk/videotape/vt.html

 

 

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