Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

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Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

Postby curteye » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:37 am

Aloha guys,

Just recorded this young kid playing some
beautiful solo 'Slack Key' guitar but she is 'squeakin'
all over the place.

Before trying a massive editing job I thought I'd ask about
to see if there is some sort of 'technological magic bullet' in this area.


Mahalo and TIA (thanks in advance)
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Re: Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

Postby swamptone » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:50 pm

No magic bullet.

Try a parametric EQ. Start with very narrow Q, gain all up. Sweep the frequency band to find the offensive freq. Then cut gain to notch it out and listen for unpleasant artifacts. If is sucks all the "air" out of the guitar, it's too much, bring the gain up a bit. I wouldn't try to remove all the squeaks, it's a natural part of steel-string performance and will sound weird and unnatural if completely removed.
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Re: Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

Postby HowlingUlf » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:40 pm

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx/#
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Re: Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

Postby curteye » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Tanx guys,

Great advice all around.

I'll give the demo a try and report back.
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Re: Any plugs to remove acoustic guitar string squeaks?

Postby Early21 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:54 am

The de-esser that comes with Cubase does a great job. Just play with it. I use it for this purpose. It actually is a magic bullet.
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