Low rolloff settings?

Hey guys & gals,

I’m just starting to get my feet wet here and would appreciate some guidance. This sample is part of a 26 minute narration clip that will be going on top of a youtube video. My main concern is how to get rid of the low boominess that you hear when turning it up to a regular listening level. The sample is not modified, but I did try the low voice rolloff with stock settings starting at 100hz and it didn’t really help much. I don’t want this to drown out the low background music that will be playing.

Also, what causes this? I was about 6-8 inches away and above the mic, speaking past it. I’m using a cheap mic, the Razer Seiren mini, because it had good reviews, but I’m thinking I probably need to get serious and get some better hardware.

Also, unfortunately I wasn’t gifted with the best recording voice, so what kind of processing should I be looking into and in what order to make my voice sound better for voice over videos?

Any input is appreciated.

The voice only extends to 9kHz, (should be >16kHz)
And it sounds like noise-reduction has been applied.
i.e. this is not a raw recording: processing has occurred.

audio enhancements” are the prime suspect in such cases.
Have to disable recording & playback “enhancements” for faithful recording & playback.

So I was under the impression that the history saves every individual state since the project was open, but maybe I’m missing something. I did try a couple things like the low rolloff I mentioned, I tried a mid scoop on the eq settings and I did a normalization. I thought that I had rolled all of those changes back via the history, but apparently not. It must be the normalization that I’m not able to undo.

It wouldn’t. That’s to get rid of thunder, earthquakes, and other very low pitch rumbly sounds. That’s the kind of filter used to keep low pitch trash out of automatic volume corrections (such as audiobooks).

How are you listening?

I’m listening on an excellent music system and the only thing I hear wrong is a little “Essy” sharp, sibilant sound.

I applied the Audiobook Mastering Suite, then the desibilator to get rid of the essing. Note Mastering has a rumble filter built-in.

It sounds OK and passes audiobook testing.

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I have a pair of headphones I bought while on vacation and it was only when I got home I realized that they had some serious tonal problems.


Interesting. I’m using wired cleer audio Alpha headphones, they sound great for music but perhaps it is an issue with the headphones.

There is a caution here. I got there with two steps (not counting the testing). If you elect to apply multiple other effects, filters, corrections, and modifications, you will be applying all of them, every time, until the sun cools off.

People hearing their own voice for the first time are universally horrified. “That’s not my voice, is it?”


I have a set of Sennheisers which are comfortable and sound wonderful, but I know they have some tonal pushes here and there by comparison to my much more expensive cans. I learned to know when they’re trying to help me.

We’ll see how the other elves think about the vocal quality.


I think if you mix that in with background music and theatrical effects, you should be good to go. Naked voice can sound a little, well, naked.

Listening at home can be a little of an adventure. What are you going to listen on? Your phone? The laptop speakers?

I got a Mac surprise. I have a heavy, serious Macbook Pro laptop that I do production on. I also have a small, thin, light MacBook Air. The MBP has little speakers next to the keys facing me and sounds pretty awful.

I regularly watch movies on the MBA. It uses heavy compression drivers behind the hinge and the sound is much better quality.

I said, “How on earth did they do that?”


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