Step by step guide – Sine sweep – Mac

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Step by step guide.

What you need:

  • Space designer in Logic pro
  • Amplifier with effects loop
  • Microphone
  • Audio interface
Step 1 – Open the Impulse Response Utility Application.

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response
Open the Impulse Response Utility Application inside Space designer.

Step 2 – Choose I/O

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Choose the correct Input/Output of your Audio Interface.

Step 3 – Select microphone input

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Choose the corresponding Channel to your selected Input with your Microphone

Step 4 – Adjust the volume

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Adjust the volume level using the Test Tone function, make sure that nothing peaks above 0 dB.

Step 5 – Adjust sweep length

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Adjust Length of Sweep to around 10 seconds to make sure that all frequencies are getting recorded clearly.

Step 6 – Arm and record

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

When everything is to satisfaction, Click “R” to arm the channel for Recording.

 

Step 7 – Silence!

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Make sure the room is totally Silent while the Rig is being Recorded.

Step 8 – Trim sweep length

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Trim the recording by dragging on the visual screen, Trim away the start until you see the Audio Waves start to form.

Step 9 – Create setting

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Click on Create Setting, This creates a .SDIR file.

Step 10 – Download XLD

create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response

Download, Install and open X Lossless Decoder (XLD)

    Step 11 – Convert to .WAV

    create Impulse response, How to create/record an Impulse Response
    Open the .SDIR file you previously created with XLD and it will automatically create a copy of the file in .WAV format, resulting in your finished Impulse Response.

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