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How to create an impulse response of an acoustic guitar?

I’ve been doing a lot of searching about how to create an IR of my acoustic guitar. It seems that people are running a match EQ, comparing mic and DI and creating an impulse response out of that. But I think there should be a way of skipping the match EQ, right? I suppose I could stick a monitor in ...
by stormymondaysSat May 15, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: How to create an impulse response of an acoustic guitar? Replies: 12 Views: 479

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

I listen on calibrated monitors, always the same dial in the monitor controller, VU meters, SPL meter (which I only break out every once in a while).

It's worth checking, maybe we've been getting louder with this particular project or something.
by stormymondaysFri Apr 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

I'm connecting through USB and the computier is fairly new, but I'll try changing the port.

I have some serious troubleshooting to do and then I'll post more.

Maybe it's just normal operation, like Hugh says.
by stormymondaysFri Apr 09, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

Well, that makes sense but I’m pretty sure this wasn’t happening before. It’s a loud, high pitched click, not unlike the “ping” sound that Logic sends to test latency with the I/O plugin.

Maybe I’m chasing ghosts here... :D
by stormymondaysFri Apr 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

I think the problem is more complex than I thought. I still haven’t done all the proper debugging but there’s some news: I get clicks whenever I bypass in/out any hardware unit, but only when they are passing sound. I’m getting it on compressors, EQ, you name it. It happens across all my converters ...
by stormymondaysFri Apr 09, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

Well thought, but no, they aren’t compressor clicks, unless it’s a plugin bug. Will check that too, I want to go track by track, with and without plugins and see what’s what.

If I start playback from zero I get no clicks.
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

Very useful, thanks. I had forgotten about Digicheck. I need to get to the bottom of this!
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Is the RME internal clock rate set to the same as the DAW project rate? Obvious I know, but sometimes overlooked...

Actually the RME does this automatically. I won’t be at the studio till tomorrow but this merits a thorough check.
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

No clocking issues. The RME is set as master. But I will check without any slaves connected just in case.
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Clicks and pops on stop-start

I need to get deeper with this. Definitely no clicks starting on silence, like the beginning of the track. What would you recommend for analyzing DC offset? I’m sure I have some plugins with a DC offset filter, but I’m interested in knowing for sure. I don’t see any evident asymmetrical waveforms (u...
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Clicks and pops on stop-start

I’m starting to get puzzled by this. I frequently get clicks when I stop/start the transport, usually if I’m working on a bass track, but it happens with the whole mix as well. I had chalked it down to starting playback on a non-zero crossing, but now I realize that this is not happening to everybod...
by stormymondaysThu Apr 01, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Clicks and pops on stop-start Replies: 24 Views: 443

Re: Still Getting Pop With a Pop Shield

I can make the Hakan and the Rycote pop. I’ve had better luck with a metal filter by Blue Microphones (looks a bit like the old Abbey Road ones).

Try to attach the pop filter to a separate mic stand. The movement of the filter itself when being hit by a blast of air can create rumble.
by stormymondaysMon Mar 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Still Getting Pop With a Pop Shield Replies: 13 Views: 627