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Old 28th July 2005
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Originally Posted by Jules
kid's a talent for sure...

Old 28th July 2005
Old 28th July 2005
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Old 28th July 2005
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uploaded a new mp3...
Old 29th July 2005
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very close to a good mainstream sound.
not yet there:
- sibilance needs to be tuned (de-esser freq too low?)
- let the upper mids and presence shine a bit more.. (reduce compression?)
or a bit too much compression in the vocals (spectrum upper half)
nice song!
Old 29th July 2005
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yeah, well i played it on my ipod in the car using the itrip radio sender thing and all the s's were getting distorted and compressed by the itrip thing. but other songs were fine. can any help me sort this problem out by giving me a hint where to point my de-esser to?

thanks very much, will look at those points.

and jules, were you being sarcastic?!
Old 29th July 2005
Old 29th July 2005
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haha cool. sorry, by your post, i thought you hated the mix/track.
Old 29th July 2005
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>where to point my de-esser to?
experience rules over formula heh
you might practise with the wave editor, and look at the spectrum of the vocal track.
how does it sound when you cancel certain parts, how is the look of a healthy "s" and a lilt? connect a boombox that sounds similar to the car speakers..
most factory presets of deessers are ~5-6k. you might go up to 8k, or use a second one to filter the higher range. or try a lowpass in place of the bandfilter, if the parameter is available.
other than retracking, you can try some sharp FFT filtering on the vocals, additionally to the dessers (do this first, when the tracks initially sounds harsh and hissy, vs. dull when equalized).
it is a challenge. I got astonishing results, while the FFT correction looked like a sharp rocky mountain and valley silhouette.
Old 29th July 2005
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Most of the time I find the most effective deessing to take place just below 4k and just below 8k.

Deessing before compression also sounds better to me. YMMV.

Waves Ren Deesser is fantastic for reducing sibilance without artifacts.

Old 31st July 2005
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