Originally Posted by justubert
I recently landed a job at a post house and I'm mostly doing voice-overs. The signal chain is: voice > U-87 > UA 710d > Apogee Symphony > Logic Pro 9. My Question is, what plugins should I be using in the mix and what order should they be in. I've been doing it like this: EQ > De SSer > Compressor
Depends on the talent and what the job is.
If I'm delivering to a video editor who I know will "mix" (note the "") the audio himself and prepare it for the internet for example, or on a tight turnaround for broadcast (say sports) then I'll amplify, compress, de-ess IF NECESSARY, EQ and low-cut. I'll go as hard as I feel is reasonable to get a nice and level source without killing all dynamics. I do this because I know the video editor won't have tools or skills to get it done well.
On the other hand, if you have a great talent in a great room and you're delivering for a bigger budget project then it makes sense to process very little and give the other engineer more options. In cases like that I might amplify, compress peaks very lightly and low cut. No hard compression and no de-essing necessary.
So it depends.
Also, I tend to put the actual processing in the following order more often than not:
maybe noise gate (light to cut room tone, like fans etc)