Posted on Apr 25, 2008 06:02 pm
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
what's a good setting for a de-esser, so as to make sure that s sounds are removed but the majority of the vocal's sound is kept intact? what percentage of de-essing would be good to use, and what other settings are good to make?
i hate to ask such a vague question, but cliffriff is gonna try using a de-esser later. i know nothing about them as i've never used them. i assume it's basically a kind of automated EQ
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Apr 25, 2008 06:08 pm multi-band compression is what I'm thinking. The Q is very small, and only on where the 'S' sound is.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I could be wrong though =/
I'm thinking if you use a analyzer, to see the waveform, you'll see where the 'S' parts are coming in. then use something to cut out the offending part.
I guess EQ would be just as useful =).
A parametric with small Q should work.
coolobace135 in the house tonight!Member
Apr 25, 2008 06:13 pm i think deessers work through compressing a certain eq range. That being said, I'm very trial and error still with my settings. I do know the main offending region of eq with the esses is about 6KHz to 6.5KHz. Don't compress to much though it will sound unnatural and sound like you're lisping.
Since: Jan 28, 2003
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Apr 27, 2008 06:38 pm Yep, there is no magic setting for a De-Esser at all. They are kind of like a Sonic Maximizer in that it is completely dependent on the source material itself. Some material may take a higher setting then others. For starters bring in the dial to about 9 o'clock and work up or down from there. I will normally run the track and simply tweak it as I go before I make it a permanent fix.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
But coolo has it nailed as far as where the offending ssss sound comes from.
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