How to Use a Limiter on Vocals


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Using a limiter on vocals

On many songs, the vocal can be very dynamic and needs to be controlled in order to keep from overloading somewhere in the signal chain. In this video, I am going to for show you how to use a limiter to keep that vocal under control. The reason why we are inserting a limiter during tracking is mostly to avoid overload and not for the sound that it imparts, that's better done during the mix down stage. So feel free to skip this section if you feel uncomfortable with it. Remember that if you're using a plug-in, it might cause a delay between what the vocalists singing, and when she's hearing it in the phones.

The first thing to do is insert a hardware compressor into the signal chain either on an insert in the consular preamp or placed between the preamp and DAW input. Set the attack control to its lowest setting and the release control to its fastest, then set the ratio at about 10 to 1 and raise the Threshold and tell there is a few dB of limiting on the vocal peaks. If the vo...

Using a limiter on vocals
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Using a limiter on vocals provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Recording Techniques

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