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    Hi guys,

    Here's a scene from a short film I shot. I'm editing sound now, and I need to make the sound like it was coming out of the TV. Is this just a matter of EQ? I dropped the low frequencies but I'm still not happy. What would be a good way to approach sound editing here? (There will also be VO in this scene)

    https://youtu.be/r639kpZ82EM
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    I guess the ideal approach would be to run the audio through a TV and record the ambient sound in a similiar room.

    With EQ, I would use a band-pass filter, or roll off both high and low end together. If you have the tools, running the track through a suitable reverb/room emulation, then dropping most of the direct sound could work well. A touch of distortion, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    I guess the ideal approach would be to run the audio through a TV and record the ambient sound in a similiar room.

    With EQ, I would use a band-pass filter, or roll off both high and low end together. If you have the tools, running the track through a suitable reverb/room emulation, then dropping most of the direct sound could work well. A touch of distortion, perhaps.
    Great stuff Ben, thanks! I'm actually considering that tip on recording ambient sound in a similar room. I did a low and high pass filter to get the result you hear on the posted video, but maybe it's lacking reverb.
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    For the "TV" sound kill the low and highs and push 1k.
    If it gets too thin and tinny then just back off on the push pull.
    Adding some compression to the EQ'd signal can help too.

    Then you should add a little short room reverb. VERY short usually to simulate it being a few feet away in a room.
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    Thanks Dane, will do! And then I'll repost it here.
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    I did a bit of EQ and reverb.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZcwfoBHr7U

    But I've been watching a few movie scenes where TVs are turned on and it's quite impressive how the sound almost looks like it's from the actual movie and not the TV. Take this scene of Fargo for example:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTGHTowMIM
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