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Enhancing a low singing voice . . . #1683282 07/24/05 08:54 PM
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What would you add or tweak on a vocal track containing a rather dull, deep voice?

It sounds pretty muddy in the mix.


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Re: Enhancing a low singing voice . . . #1683283 07/24/05 10:48 PM
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Try cutting ~200Hz and boosting 5KHz or higher. Could be other things causing the problem too, like bass, guitar, drums, pretty much anything. Compression will bring the vocals forward and reverb will move them back, relative to the other instruments in the mix.


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Re: Enhancing a low singing voice . . . #1683284 07/25/05 01:30 AM
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Is it possible to recut the vocals? I've always been a believer in GIGO(garbage in garbage out). If it's possible the best solution is to recut them properly.

Re: Enhancing a low singing voice . . . #1683285 07/25/05 06:09 PM
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I'm with HiRoller on this; there's probably some frequency masking going on. Barry White has a deep (but not dull) voice that comes across fine in recordings. The other instruments have to leave enough sonic space for the vocals, no matter what register they're in.

OTOH, I'm with where. \:\) It could be that dull & deep just won't cut it on this cut. Improving dull to vibrant will probably help, but if there's frequency masking it's going to be hard to work with deep no matter what. Any objections to using a different singer that is more vibrant and less deep?

Re: Enhancing a low singing voice . . . #1683286 07/25/05 06:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by RicBassGuy:
. Any objections to using a different singer that is more vibrant and less deep?
Well, I'm still working on that. ;\)


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