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Vocal Processing Help - Shhhh Sibilance Audio Interfaces
Old 15th September 2011
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Vocal Processing Help - Shhhh Sibilance

Im working on a mix where the vox recordings (on a KSM27 --> Firewire 410 pres) were boxy and not much sparkle or sheen in the upper mids. Ive added this with eq but on very breathy sounds mostly coming off the end of words it really accentuates the "shhhh" sibilance.

Now that im writing this I realized I can maybe work with some eq automation which i will try now. Besides that are there and quick tips you guys can lend?

Thx in advance. Much appreciated.
Old 15th September 2011
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You can also do volume automation, as well as using a De-esser plugin such as Spitfish or Rdeesser etc. Most likely it's the singer/mic/pre combination.
Old 15th September 2011
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Thx for the reply. Any tips for using the logic de esser? Im not very familiar with them besides their general idea of operation... Volume automation is what im using atm but it seems to really remove the punch/pop from the vocals sorta like bad compression.

Its def a recording problem. At this point tho have a re record with the artist isnt really an option. We were trying to get a reverse reverb/wave crash type sound with the 'sh' sound on certain words - but (im assuming) due to the recording combo that it just made it a harsh brittleness instead of silky smooth sound.
Old 16th September 2011
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If your doing more harm then good, then fixing it in the mix may not be your best option, if you know how to use the tools
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Any tips for using the logic de esser?
It like any other de-esser. A de-esser works in the frequency range between 3 and 6 kHz. Some can be set to work below and above those ranges. A de-esser is just a fancy name for a frequency specific compressor that reacts very quickly to audio signals with strong high frequencies..
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