Posted by Gian on July 26, 2004 at 15:09:05:
In Reply to: Re: Getting good sounding vocals posted by Dave Rat on July 16, 2004 at 12:48:24:
I'll second Dave's comment!
I've been routing vocals and FX to subgroups and inserting a comp on the subgroup for years. It does wonders. Usually light comression, but it depends on the act. For harder limiting type of compression, you must insert individually and adjust according to the singer's style and mic technique (if any).
: Hello Al,
: There are many theories and ways and hope others post their methods as well.
: In my opinion, that is a tough one to generalize as you are so dependent on vocal technique, stage volume and the sound of the particular voice.
: Typically, I focus primarily on the mic selection first and foremost. Secondly, I take all vocals and buss them to a stereo subgroup pair and then compress the groups. I also buss all vox effects to the vocal subgroups. I use a 2:1 to 4:1 ratio on the comps and set threshold so that normal singing gives me a few dB of compression.
: The theory is that the vox comps keeps the 'total vocal level' in check regardless of whether one person or several are singing.
: I always high pass out the LF crap and then EQ to taste.
: Dave Rat
: : Dave or Anybody,
: : Do you have any tips on obtaining great sounding vocals? Just on the processor and mixer end. What type of proessors other than delay,reverb and compression and maybe mixer configerations tips. I spent enough time mastering drum sounds I need to move on to vocals.
: : Thanks,
: : Al
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