Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and using de-essers, part of Audio Foundations: Compression and Dynamic Processing.
Sibilance is a term that usually refers to the hissing effect produced when a…vocalist speaks or sings a hard S sound.…This S sound can be overwhelming and irritating and could be especially bad when…certain singers are recorded with less-than-optimal microphones.…Hi-hat cymbals and some other high- frequency instruments can also create sibilance.…The challenge to eliminate this unwanted sound is so prominent in the recording…world that a specific type of dynamics processor was developed to tackle it,…called a de-esser.…
In a typical compression or limiting scenario we know that the processor looks…for and reacts to a signal's amplitude going over the defined threshold.…It doesn't matter if that signal is a low-frequency signal or a high-frequency…signal, a bass note or treble note.…Any amplitude value measured over the threshold will cause the compressor…to react and reduce the gain as prescribed by the ratio, attack, and release controls.…But what about special scenarios where we're looking to attenuate the signal…
AuthorBrian Lee White
- Measuring amplitude
- Understanding dynamic range
- Introducing compressors
- Utilizing compression ratios
- Applying attack and release
- Evening out a vocal performance with compression
- Adding punch and sustain to drums
- Using compression presets intelligently
- How to record with compression
- Solving common mix problems with limiters
- De-essing a vocal track
- Using gates and expanders
- Controlling frequency content with multiband compressors
- Using sidechains creatively
- Keying gates and compressors
- Fixing overcompressed tracks
- Using mixbus compression
- Working with parallel compression
- Compression and limiting best practices
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/10/2014. What changed?
A: The Get in the Mix videos have been updated to the most recent version of Pro Tools. Also, the course now includes free Get in the Mix sessions for two more DAWs: Logic Pro X and Pro Tools 11.
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1. Audio Dynamics
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5. Advanced Topics
An Interview with the Author
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