Originally Posted by vudoo
I, basically, like to take out as much ambiance sound coming from the vocal mics as possible so the drums won't not sound as washy. In this case, fader rides won't help much. I tried the expander...not great. Anybody uses the Transient Designer, Waves and Sony Trans X for this purpose ???
If the leakage is as bad as you are saying, sometimes it is better not to try and hide it, but incorperate it as part of the "live" sound. Often in trying to hide things like this all you suceed in doing is drawing attention to it. You could as you suggest try an enveloper such as the Transient Designer, but it might be too vicious for the vocal. I would experiment with the vocal compression vs fader riding to see which gives the most acceptable result, and it can be a good idea to make changes to the drum balance with the vocal mic switched in. Possibly by subtle changes in the drum mic balance you can change the wash effect to more of a live effect.