Re­sam­ple in your DAW

Computer Music - - Make Music Now / Quick Tips For Mixdown Mojo -

While we love bit-re­duc­tion and ‘de­grader’ plu­g­ins for tak­ing that hi-def, glossy sheen away from dig­i­tal soft­synth sig­nals and sam­ples, they can some­times sound too ob­vi­ous or heavy-handed. As an al­ter­na­tive, why not try bounc­ing the au­dio you’re look­ing to process out of your DAW at a low bit depth and/or sam­ple rate be­fore reim­port­ing? If you do this with­out ap­ply­ing dither­ing, you’ll get an authen­tic, low-qual­ity 80s or 90s dig­i­tal sound with all the round­ing er­rors and noise that old digi gear has in spades. Plus, when all your au­dio is bounced, you can go in and fine-tune the end­ing of reverb tails, add fadeins and outs, and gen­er­ally tighten ev­ery­thing up to your own taste.

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