Pilot Radio Effect

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Pilot Radio Effect

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Hello everyone.

Anyone have any thoughts on how I can create a pilots radio type effect on voice in Cubase?

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Easiest way to do it for that 'authentic' sound is to borrow/buy/hire a pair of walkie talkies for a few hours... put one in another room near a mic and use the other one to speak into.... you can of course mess about with various EQ settings such as using a notch filter to boost between about 800khz or so to 4Khz or so and cut either side of it... just fiddle with the Q and centre of your filter.. bit of distortion, compress and expand as PMRs compand the signal... and a burst of pink noise at the end of every 'transmission' to give you the 'cccchhhhhkkk' when the talk button is released.. used both methods in the past but micing a pair of radios is by far the quickest and easiest method.

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Yay to all that - nice tips! - and you could also find ToneBooster and maybe DualFilter (only tinkered with it myself) worth a shot...
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Huge Headboards wrote:in Cubase?

Aloha H,

1-Start with the channel strip EQ
2- Use the preset, 'Phoneline'
3- Load the 'Bitcrusher' Plug (be very careful with the mix)
4-Add (a lil bit o') 'Da Tube' for warmth.
5- Change the order of 3 and 4 and see which one sounds better.

Depending on the source this should get you fairly close.

Also check out some 'Foley' sites for tips on sound FX simulation/imitation.
(speaking into cups etc)


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Thanks guys! :)
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Thank you @curteye. That really helped.
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