Logic Pro 9 Live audio recordings

Mockliam

Logician
Hi,
I recently recorded a live gig for a band using a hand held digital recorder. The recording level and balance of the recording is good. However, there is a lot of room ambience on the recording and I am wondering if I can use Logic 9 Pro to reduce the room effect and give 'body' to the recording. I appreciate that this may well be a production skill that I just don't have but I thought there may be a pre-set that I could apply to enhance the recording. Any thoughts/advice on this? :confused:
Thank you.
 

Tangra

Logician
I doubt if any "magic" technologies will remove the room ambiance stamp from your recording... It depends on the sound material, so you can try some low cut filter to remove the room "low boom" as much as possible which will tighten the sound. Another alternative is to use some fine Noise Gate settings, Compressor, Compander etc.
 

Mockliam

Logician
Thank you Tangra.
The reason I thought there may be a pre-set is that recently I was watching a BBC live broadcast and the first couple of seconds of sound was very 'live room' but this was quickly rectified and the sound revered to usual broadcast quality. Made me suspect that there may be a 'magic' button.
I will work with low cut filter and compression/noise gate as you suggest and see how I can develop the sound that way.
Best wishes
 

Eli

Logician
I'd also give the Enveloper plug-in a try. It can be good for reducing room ambiances and reverberation.
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
I was watching a BBC live broadcast and the first couple of seconds of sound was very 'live room' but this was quickly rectified and the sound revered to usual broadcast quality.
Probably due to only some mics being on at first, someone quicly realised and pulled up some faders on the closer mics.
 
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