What’s your technique for making a voice recording (or any sound effect for that matter) sound like it’s outside?
Here’s the tricks I use: any kind of reverb tail must obviously be removed. I roll off some of the lows and raise 2kHz to 4kHz slightly. At times one or more delay taps can help if there are reflective objects close by. This gets me close but I feel more could be done to accomplish this. Any ideas?
I often use that same Eq correction and the I blend to it some ultrashort reverb (the shorter I can, like 100ms) with some some light pre-delay(up to 20-30 ms), just enough to blur a bit that signal. It then would add like a minor phase thing to the recording.
But then i think that the first characteristic of an outdoor sound is that he is alive and keeps evolving through time. This a why some “static” treatment would still not be close enough to a truly outside recorded sound. And even having the phase playing around a bit could give that extra life thing to our sound material. Maybe we could play with some phaser if they were not based on sinusoidal modulation which give it a too predictable sound effect.