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  • UdoUdo
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    When listening to music it’s easy for me following the lead vocals or clean instruments like the harp on Mitch’ recordings. But when it comes to the classic blues recordings more often than not my ears are failing. The reason is the amplified, distorted sound of the ‘lectric harp. How should I tackle this?
    Any tips or hints are welcome.
    I’ve tried to find an “undistort” filter for GarageBand – but there is no such thing.

    BR

    Ryan MoffattRyan Moffatt
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    Hey Udo. I guess it depends on the distortion.
    You could apply a filter to the limit the sound to the range of the harmonica.

    See these:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_reduction#DNR
    – Audacity and distortion reduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LOCkwmNZTU

    Best,
    Ryan

    UdoUdo
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    Hey Ryan,

    Thanks for your tip. I will try Audacity.
    I already noticed that some of the sounds are not that much distorted but either octave splits or double stops. It’s all a matter of ear training as well.

    BR
    Udo

    Ryan MoffattRyan Moffatt
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    yes I noticed that recently too about octave splits. Those are sometimes especially hard to pick out.

    I have yet to learn about double stops :)

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