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    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
    "Is this the end for feedback? New software aims to take the buzz and screech out of live music"


    I don't really see how this is not just a certain form of compression, but it's kind of interesting. Worth reading just for the comment about Mogwai.
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    interesting idea, but like it says at the end, fill an empty room with people and the calibrations would be thrown off...

    i have a real problem with feedback whenever i do solo gigs as i use looped stuff an acoustic guitar and a mic with other instruments, so even at very low volumes the feedbacking frequencies build up over every loop which just turns into a nightmareish noise... still trying to work out how to avoid this, as it's also essential that i can hear what i've played so i can loop ontop of it. might just give in and plus some earphones into the mixer, even if it does sound completly different to th monitors...
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    The easiest way to combat feedback is to have your gain stage working properly. It's caused by having a reproduced sound hitting the microphone just as loud or louder than the original source (like a voice or an acoustic guitar). That's why it's important to be as close to possible to the mic. After that it's a matter of equalizing (equalising for you Brit folk) to remove the offending frequencies from the mix. And every room is different.

    There are lots of products on the market that claim to "fix" feedback. Some are good, some are bad, but I think a good sound person with a good set of ears, a good EQ, and a good mixer can do just as good of a job.

    (Being a one-time audio production student, I know all sorts of stupid shit about feedback...)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    Take the feedback out?