Boosting your vocal recording so that all levels are equal
Posted on Nov 18, 2010 11:29 am
Member Since: Nov 18, 2010
I seem to be having trouble with getting my vocals to read at all the same levels. My friend has this plug in Boost 11 that seems to work great for him. My sonar 7 doesn't read that plug in.
My question is.. does anyone know how to raise the gain on all the low levels of a recording without raising the highest levels so that all levels are equal?
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Nov 18, 2010 11:40 am You mean that the vocal track itself is very un-even or you just want to raise the volume of one track ? Also do remember that raising the volume of a track after recorded also raises the noise and can get really nasty if you raise it a lot or if it's a not so good recording to begin with.
Since: Jan 17, 2010
Nov 18, 2010 05:28 pm your question is...does anyone know how to raise the gain on all the low levels of a recording without raising the highest levels so that all levels are equal?
your answer is.....compression.
for vocals: (without me hearing it) try
threshold: lower it down to the average level so it only applies compression to the peaks
gain: to taste
really compress to taste but if you have never turned a single knob on a compressor, start with those settings and adjust from there.
Tim NUh, at least one more time . . .Member
Nov 22, 2010 11:53 pm You can also use automation curves to raise the quieter things--I do this before I use compression. My technique whilst singing has improved to the point where I can get good, solid levels with minimum automation and little or no compression. Also, if the levels are really off, I re-record. Not always an option, I know, especially if it's the work of another singer who can't (or won't!) re-do the part.
Since: Feb 07, 2007
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