Vocal level automation

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Re: Vocal level automation

Post by fluffy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:43 pm

jast wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:27 pm
But I think there's a huge temptation here to just assume that its decisions are good, and then you're just cargo cult mixing...
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Re: Vocal level automation

Post by Lunkhead » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:57 pm

I'm finally watching more of that video. Maybe that guy is crazy! He's got a chain that has multiple iterations of EQ, compression, de-esser, AND actually TWO vocal riders. Wha?! And he's sending the vocal to another channel where he's compressing, de-essing, then distortion, then blending in a tiny bit of that. And another send out to a channel where he's dropping the vocal an octave and blending a tiny bit of that. AND he's doing a similar thing for a "whisper" track.
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Re: Vocal level automation

Post by fluffy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm

"Multiple iterations of EQ" seems like someone's doing a bunch of voodoo without thinking about the math or physics of what an EQ actually is. Unless those are separate single-band EQs or he has a *very* specific parametric curve to fit, there is absolutely no reason to chain more than one EQ in a row.

Now I feel like I really should watch this video and I really don't want to.
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Re: Vocal level automation

Post by jast » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:58 pm

I can kind of understand wanting to do that if you're using EQ for multiple different purposes on a single track and want to keep it all separated so you can still make sense of it later. Or if you want to do EQ, then feed it into another plugin, then EQ the result of that...

That said, his idea that doing "a massive boost" in a single EQ would sound worse than doing several small boosts in a row... yeah, I don't buy it.
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