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70's/60's master grit

Postby Xertz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:04 pm

I love the sound of these 70's/60's records that have subtle grit on the master. How can I replicate this sound? Here is an example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC5PL0XImjw
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby James Perrett » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:45 pm

I'd suggest you do a search for Bob Olhsson - he was there making those records and has written quite a bit about it over the years.

You could start with http://www.audiomastery.com/about.php

It is also worth looking up some of his old posts on the rec.audio.pro newsgroup
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Xertz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Thanks, I'll check that out.
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Xertz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 pm

After some research, it looks like the tube machines contributed to alot of that grit. Correct me if i'm wrong, but I think those old Ampex/Sigma mixers that Bob used contributed to alot of the saturated sound, as recording I have heard using those mixers sound exactly like what I am talking about. Unfortunately, I don't have money to buy one of those mixers, and I can't find any emulations. I'll keep looking.
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Xertz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:06 pm

I finally figured it out. I have this tube distortion effect in the box that works perfectly for this effect. If you want to try it for your self, it's on audiotool.com.
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Xertz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:24 pm

I used the SGA1566 from Shattered Glass Audio to distort the extreme frequencies, in combination with the Ace amp from the same company, and a Pultec EQ emulation to get a nice vintage sound. I went a bit extreme on the song I chose, but I really like the results. Here is a audio sample of this:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xVv8Fd ... sp=sharing
(In case you can't tell, the song is "Dolphin Shoals" from the Super Mario Kart 8 OST)
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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Xertz wrote:I used the SGA1566 from Shattered Glass Audio to distort the extreme frequencies, in combination with the Ace amp from the same company, and a Pultec EQ emulation to get a nice vintage sound. I went a bit extreme on the song I chose, but I really like the results. Here is a audio sample of this:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xVv8Fd ... sp=sharing
(In case you can't tell, the song is "Dolphin Shoals" from the Super Mario Kart 8 OST)

That's certainly gritty Xertz, in a retro sort of way! :thumbup:

If you're after a vintage sound, that's obviously a good approach 8-)


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Re: 70's/60's master grit

Postby Elephone » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:56 pm

Xertz wrote:I used the SGA1566 from Shattered Glass Audio to distort the extreme frequencies, in combination with the Ace amp from the same company, and a Pultec EQ emulation to get a nice vintage sound. I went a bit extreme on the song I chose, but I really like the results.

Hi. As a matter of interest, what Pultec EQ emulation? I was looking for one recently. Thanks.
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