Need Help with editing vocals!

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by comet1440, May 10, 2009.

  1. comet1440

    comet1440 Active Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Hello I am in the process of editing the vocals for a new mix im making and im curious about 2 things so I figured I would ask here, i'm looking for detailed answers from people with experience and knowledge and im thankful to anyone who can help. Here are the 2 things I am confused about.

    1: Compressing Vocals (Specifically attack/release times)

    Can someone elaborate on what exactly attack and release time really mean and give me tips and guidance on what settings to use?

    I'm compressing rap vocals.

    These are my current settings:
    Attack= 1ms

    But im curious as to what settings im actually supposed to be using and im overall confused about how to pick the right settings.

    2. Reducing Bass when EQing Vocals

    When I EQ vocals I remove all the bass lower then the "80" frequency range. can someone tell me which frequency I should start at when reducing the bass.
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Read the sticky just above this post about "Yet another question about compression." There is a post on page 1 by Shotgun that will illuminate all.
  3. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    As for the bass removal, I think you should start at 20, and work you way up until it sounds too thin. Then go back down.
    Go up and down as needed.

    FWIW, if vocals were always processed the same way, they'd invent a mic that did those things automatically. And put a USB cable on it. And sell it for $70 and make a massive profit.
  4. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Also, your question is about processing, not editing.

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