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comping vocals...help..

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by aggiedogg, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. aggiedogg

    aggiedogg Guest

    I was wondering if some one could run down their method for comping vocals in PT. I've got a pretty good grasp of the "takes" and all but I have a feeling that there is a better way than I have discovered to assemble the comp. (and probably more than a few methods out there)
    I'm sure some of you can really rip at this and are able to have comps well underway before the talent makes it back in to the control room. Thanks for any help.
  2. Mark Haliday

    Mark Haliday Guest

    What I do is first create an Aux track (mono or stereo), and put on it whatever EQ and Compression plugins I want to hear on the vocal (if any). I will avoid plugings inducing to much latency like Waves C1. I will also set up a few sends ready to go to whatever reverbs are hooked on the system.
    The input of the Aux track will be a free bus (let's say bus 9)
    Then I create a few audio tracks labeled in a logical way (V1,V2 etc) with all outputs to bus 9
    All levels stay at unity on those tracks. Any level change is done on the Aux track.
    That way, whatever track you use to record you *always* get the same sound, and the same level (Singers love that). Need a new track in 10 seconds ? just create one, name it, assign the output to bus 9 : done.
    Once you have several tracks, you can leave them all open but you mute the parts you don't want by selecting, separating and Command-M for muting/unmuting.
    After that it's up to you to decide whether you want to make a bounce to get one full track, or move the good regions one track or just leave things as they are.
    I suppose there are other methods but that one works fine for me. :)

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