Remove reverb from vocal
Posted on Nov 28, 2011 10:22 am
Member Since: Nov 28, 2011
I am mixing a track for a client and the tracking engineer printed the track with some crappy reverb on the lead vocal. Apparently my client is unable to get a clean track from the tracker.
Other than a gate to remove the tails, can anyone think of something else to remove or at least make the reverb less noticeable so I can add some nice verb?
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Nov 28, 2011 08:01 pm Not a thing.
Brilliant job by the tracking guy... (Rolls eyes sarcastically and reaches for coffee)
If it's really airy stuff, you could try to take some top end off, but other than just working with what you've got, there isn't a magic bullet on that one.
Bunch of songs? One song? What's the genre - Can you make it sound somehow purposeful?
I've had similar stuff to deal with in the past - Ran a hard gate on the tails and EQ'd it to sound like a telephone then crammed it down a LA2A (it was like Radiohead before Radiohead was Radiohead).
The band thought it was wonderful... All I did was try to make lemonade, you know? That sort of stuff can work if you can make it sound acceptable to the genre...
Nov 29, 2011 02:09 pm if you have the vocals in a separate track try to cut the reverbtails manually.
if not use the karaoke machine trick:
take the two stereo tracks and pan them hard left and right, then set one of the tracks off phase, then pan step by step to centre and listen what happens.
you can do with a ready mixed stereo song as well as with separate instrument tracks
this should eliminate all the reverb and stereo effects at some point.
hope its useful.
Nov 29, 2011 11:41 pm That will get rid of the vocal - Not the reverb.
Nov 30, 2011 01:49 pm really? uuups :-)
I mean if it cuts out all centre signals there must be the opposite way simply to eliminate all stereo panned signals.
let me try a bit with the machines ...
Nov 30, 2011 04:13 pm Summing to mono will clear the side information. Inverting and summing clears the mono information.
Reverb is generally mid AND side information.
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