Discussion in 'Audio Help & Tips' started by Shakez, Sep 8, 2010.
Lemme know....oh yeh did the compression sound good on the track?
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It did.. sound was not going back and forth...
Real first that your compressor itself after compressing alot of the times boosts the sibilance of your track. Alot of the times you're content with how your compressor is but it's boosting your sibilance... so let's fix that with a de-esser
I'm sure you know .. but just for the sake of information, the De-Esser is there to take care of your sibilance. The "S", "T" and sometimes even your "F" . think of the de-esser as a compressor but only to extremely limited frequencies of sibilance
1 - Load up your de-esser on Waves
2 - The sweet spot of your sibilance is somewhere between 6K Hertz and 7.5K Hertz (It can be a bit lower than that or a bit higher than that.. so use your ear)
3 - The side chain under your frequency options, is usually set to /- not to /-\ .. you can fiddle around and toggle between the two options for whatever it killing your sibilance more.
4 - The monitor under the side-chain options, is a very useful thing. If you click on Side-Chain rather than the default Audio, you will only hear the frequencies getting de-essed which is EXTREMELY helpful... Audio lets you hear the result, while Side-Chain option lets you hear only the frequencies set in step 2
5 - Depending on the intensity of the sibilance, put your threshold to start with at a extreme level like -40dB .. then work your way up. -40 -39 -35 ..etc till you notice that your sibilance is being killed
6 - Attenuation is basically how many dBs are being cut out of your sibilance frequency (which means the frequency in step 2) Don't be worried is say 6dB or a bit more is being cut as long as the result is no more sibilance you're good
Finally just play with those settings a bit till you find the sweet-spot of your sibilance. It always varries but the sweet spot in step 2 is usually always that.
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