How to Mix White Noise

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  1. GoldenEar

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    How do you mix a white noise sweep? Any EQ settings recommendations, Is compressor needed? , Any reverb settings recommendations also what type of reverb to use?
     
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  3. jayxflash

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    Automate a band pass (BP) filter - for the sweep. Best to do it inside of a synth, with a synced to tempo envelope. Because:
    - additionally you can mix the wet knob of a reverb with the same envelope
    - or you can mix a delay
    - compression is needed depending on the context: if you don’t hear the entire sweep, compress it.
     
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    Remove all frequencies you don't need. This can be easily done up to 1k (or even higher), especially when the sweep plays together with everything else (for a hype effect or smooth transition). In a break it's no problem to leave some more low mids.
    Compressor isn't necessary, only for sidechaining (if you don't have something like Volumeshaper).
    A big reverb works best to add depth (a hall in ValhallaRoom for example).
    Besides delay, adding something like a flanger/chorus - not completely wet of course (50/50 or 40/60) - results in a more interesting and wider sound so it sits better in the mix.
     
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    As said, bandpass sweep (any filter or EQ), reverb and maybe ducking (in that order).
    No compression needed, as noise is static in volume. A better trick is to add an EQ last to control the frequency response (where you also can attenuate the piercing, annoying and in-needed frequencies).
     
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