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Month: July 2013

Advanced DeEssing Techniques

Randy Coppinger wrote to me a few days ago because he was working on a DeEssing Technique article. I have a few alternate techniques to share.

I have a pretty good ear for sibilance but I don’t tend to use DeEssing much in my mixes. Maybe I’ve just been lucky lately and my clients know how to pick a good mic for vocals. I DeEss reverbs more often than lead vocals actually. There are a ton of ways to tackle this problem, so here are my top 4 ways to DeEss without using a DeEsser.

Source Audio

For all the examples I’ve used the same source. My friend Jordan’s demo of the MXL V67G with RK47 capsule upgrade. The capsule upgrade was a remarkable improvement but still quite sibilant on his voice.

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Databending Images With Audacity

Databending an image with an audio editor like Audacity achieves very different results than with Text or Hex editors. You can rearrange the waveform with…

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