So, I've been playing a lot of Fallout 3, and While I love the music in it, I'd like to create a playlist for myself of late 40's-early-60's songs sounding like they're coming through an AM radio instead of being a Stereophonic Experience, as it were. Here's the song I want to do first.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJVewWbeBiY]YouTube - ? "High Hopes" (((stereo)))? Frank Sinatra[/VIDEO]
I plan to run the mixed-down version out through my reel-to-reel tape player to add realistic tape sounds, I haven't yet found a convincing-sounding Digital Tape or Record hiss that sounds believable, with a tape unit right on my desk.
I just can't seem to set my EQs and comps to get a convincing-sounding AM radio sound. Maybe I should play the stereo signal through my little AM transmitter and record the output from an actual radio? That seems a little long-winded, as the transmitter isn't set up or even really accessible without shuffling das attic around.
I've got some plug ins that convey preset sounds, like telephone, or AM radio.
The defining characteristics of AM radio are that the high and low frequencies are extremely attenuated, and it's all in mono. Always. I used to work in AM radio. Pretty damn familiar with it.