In my case the singer wants it gone
My vocalist is a great singer but she was in a big hurry the day we did this track and even as she was leaving she was complaining about her own vibrato.
I have tried to minimize it with Melodyne and this has worked very well for me before with your run-of-the-mill pop singer. However, she's a very well trained classical singer with a lovely voice, I might add. She's also a wonderful violinist and instructor.
So back to the Melodyne. Melodyne definitely cuts down on the pitch variations of vibrato, but it doesn't do anything with the amplitude variations. So my blobs end up looking like pine cones with things sticking out of them where the amplitude variation was. This leaves a very unsatisfactory track.
I use Sonar as my DAW so I'm going to try the V-Vocal thing to see what it can do. I've never used it before; I have an older version of Autotune and Melodyne so I've never really had to dig further. I hope I can find something... this is a song about Memorial Day ("On This Day") and I shot a video with it and she's waiting. I have a funny feeling she's going to request a few changes with the background; I've included the napalm girl photo from Vietnam, the hooded guy on the box from early Iraq II, Hiroshima, and the "God Hates Fags" demonstrations, not to mention the pepper spray of the students seated at the sidewalk at UC Davis. Hey, the song says we're supposed to unify behind understanding who we are. That's obviously not all we are, and I have included some uplifting images as well as some very emotional ones.... there's a photo of a woman at Arlington in black with a Christmas wreath on the grave hugging it and sobbing. That one chokes me up.
Well, I'll probably get choked for posting that political stuff in this forum. Sorry, please delete the post or move it if you must. I don't post here a lot but today I was just in the mood. Everything's not exactly just ducky.