The Score Magazine|April 2020
With this trick, listeners probably won’t be surprised when a lead vocal, a drum track, or even the whole mix sounds like it’s playing through a telephone, since that trick has been done so often. Here’s a less overused way to have fun with EQ.
Equalization plug-ins have some variant of an AM radio or telephone sound, but you can create your own version:
• Set a high pass filter around 400Hz–500Hz, and a low pass filter in the neighborhood of 4kHz.
• Add the EQ plug-in after all of the other processing on a given track.
• And rather than going for the obvious lead vocal, drums, or whole mix route, try using the telephone effect in other places, the background vocal bus, a piano, or even an acoustic guitar (or some combination of all).
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