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How do you guys bleep out swear words for radio edits?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Kita, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Kita

    Kita Member

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    Just wondering. I've never done it before. I don't want to just cut them out since they have that rhythm going on and cutting out a beat (to me) just sounds funky. What do you guys do go give the word that mix up sound?
     
  2. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    If you can, find another word in the song that fits the syllable and replace the swear word with it. Or use white noise to blank out half of/the middle of the word
     
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    I'm guessing if you did some really bizzzare time streches on said word that would work just fine.
     
  5. Kita

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    I was thinking about doing that. Or heavy distortion on just the beginning of the word.
     
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    Haha. You guys have some weird ideas. Either just cut the word out and have silence, or have them record an alternate version that sounds similar ("And I'm like, forget you"). That's what 99% of the "clean versions" on the radio sound like.
     
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    reverse the word
     
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    use samples of cat meows and dog barks over the swear words and wonder why censorship ever got so lame
     
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    f#+* that!!! i don´t give a s'*$!!!
     
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    this.

    also, fart noises. or the sound of a sheeps "baahh"
     
  11. arv_foh

    arv_foh Brian K

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    this. bleeps aren't really used nowadays, it's either reversed/changed to a different word/completely silenced
     
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    I would use Jeff's ballclap!!!
     
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    Fruit you, you son of a biscuit.
     
  14. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
     
  15. RedDog

    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

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    +1

    Glitch might serve you.
     
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    Headof75 Somewhere in Brum

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    Remember St Anger?

    On the radio friendly version they dubbed over the fucks with a noise like James passing a particularly stubborn turd.

    Sounds dumb but it might work on some stuff, depending on the style.
     
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    plague_rider Coffee

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    Bring back the ball clap!!!
     
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    DigitalMetal Building a Mini SSL

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    In broadcast it's called cuffing, and you reverse the word as already mentioned
     
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    -Noodles- 3 Initals Mixer

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    I'd go along the mute offensive word route.
    Introduction of some replacement noise is novel - but to be honest, it's just a 'bad' word. I'd just mute 'em and print mix.

    I've not had to do a radio edit for a while so perhaps there is an emerging standard, but I really see no point in putting effort into adding efx or clips just because some guy in a suit is scared of language.
     
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    Because "Cuff" phonetically, is "FUCK!" backwards. :p
     

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