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.

@rootenist - I just reblogged your contest post (@tootenist) and I was wondering if you could do a fic where Spock and his s/o are on a diplomatic mission but the place they were going gets attacked and they get separated. Spock has to try and find her before whoever attacked them does. (If I did the contest thing wrong just ignore this 😅)

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Author’s Note: I took some liberties, and Spock and reader aren’t actually in a relationship. Yet ;) Also, I couldn’t find a definitive confirmation of the Vulcan word I used actually being canon, but I used it anyhow. And finally, this fic kinda got away from me, and is longer than anticipated. I’m sure you are all very disappointed in that. Uh, also, totally made up the aliens because sometimes new aliens are the easiest to vilify.

“I’m still not quite sure what we’re doing?” You asked as you fastened your safety belt in the shuttle.

“The Creatotians are extremely literal. They do not understand analogy, or symbolism at all. Jim assigned me to be the negotiator for the peace treaty between the two factions that are warring on Creatotia. He did not want to risk an agreement that was not clearly understood by both sides,” Spock explained.

“I know, I get that,” you replied. “What I don’t get is why I have to come?”

“You are the woman on board I am most comfortable with, and I am in need of a spouse,” Spock explained. You choked and stared at him.

“What?” You sputtered.

“Obviously, Y/N, we are not wed,” Spock clarified. “But the Creatotians were very clear about the parametres of what made an acceptable negotiator. And mated was one of the specifications. As I was qualified in all the other areas, the captain chose to blur the lines, so to speak, and hope they do not notice we are not, in fact, a couple.”

“So I fake being your wife, and we can be off this rock quickly?” You asked. Spock nodded slightly.

“That is the idea, Ashayem,” he agreed. “I am uncertain about how much the Creatotians know about Vulcans, but you should know that we are not as physically affectionate as humans.”

“I’ve been working with you for months now, Spock,” you countered. “I’d figured that out. But what about affectionate nicknames?”

“No.” Spock’s response was immediate. You laughed.

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any slow burn fic recs?

oh boy oh boy oh boy i love slow burn; the problem is i don’t have the time to read through every single gorgeously long slow burn story out there! rip me

so here’s five of my favourite slow burn fics for viktuuri!

  • turn it, leave it, stop, format it by @ebenroot (rated E) look, i know it’s a oneshot, but the development of the relationship in this is slow and sweet like most of shar’s works, ok. by that same token, never tasted rubies is another good one as the entire fic is a leadup to a first meeting so yea
  • the Even Ice Gods Can Melt series by @the-jedi (rated T+) a really sweet, slow look at the development of their relationship mostly from viktor’s pov! canon compliant and really lovely.
  • Make It Good, Make It Better by @savour-y (rated M) i think by now you’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard of kaz’s rival series, but this fic is another very good rivals fic with its own little twists and turns! i will warn that the writer does seem to insert a little homophobia into the later chapters, but i think they warn for the chapters in which they appear.
  • the Florist and Wedding Planner series by @ingthing (rated G) which also might not fall under your usual parametres of slow burn but are, in my opinion, very much something slow and sweet and fluffy. also, very well-researched (in my opinion) with a lovely rendition of new york as simultaneously intimate and bustling.
  • Fatum ad Momentum by @skatinggays (rated T) i’ll admit, i’m still working through it (like i’m also working through several other fics rip me) but i’m a sucker for seeing the series through viktor’s eyes, okay. i like that it’s diving in between scenes, teasing out canon-compilant moments without devolving into fluff even before established moments in canon so yeaa mad props. also i love luc’s writing soooo

there’s a ton more slow burns sitting in my history waiting for me to read them (i have had @adreamingsongbird‘s arranged marriage au sitting in chrome on my phone for like the past three weeks orz) but yea here’s a couple. hope you enjoy!!