ablurofcolorsandshapes  asked:

If at some point in the future you feel up for divulging trade secrets, I'd love to know how you get that sound to that sweet spot

hope you don’t mind me publishing this, i do want to share this with other people who want to achieve this effect for themselves haha. x: reminder that this is based on Adobe Audition, but if you can find a way to work with another program that’s awesome

first, import your unedited mp3 file

in the effects rack (Effects > Show Effects Rack), apply: 

1. a chorus effect with these settings

2. a tonal/parametric equalizer (tunes out higher frequencies so that only low and mid tones come through, this is the basic foundation of the From Another Room effect so it’s important)

3. reverb (to sound less flat, more echo-y)

4. db limiter/hard limiter (optional, but it helps to prevent audio levels (especially bass) from peaking. good levels are -10db to -5db depending on the song, in this example it’s -7.6 db.)

finally, apply the effects and export! also if it helps, an “underwater” preset will create a similar sound.