I have terrible sibilance!. I think I talk naturally like this so not sure a mic upgrade would even help. Currently using the at2020.
Any suggestions? Messed around with eq but doesn’t seem to do any favours, same with the de-esser.
Apparently my sibilances are in the 12kh area, I had a friend check it over for me in a different daw. Anyway to figure this out in audacity? How high or low of a frequency a particular part of speech is?? Kind of need to know this in order to solve the problem.
In your particular case, lean heavily on SS and TT words. “Sister Suzy…etc.” Don’t go nuts. Just include enough different sibilant words to give us a good idea what’s happening. Do Not use MP3 anywhere in the process.
We’re doing this because sometimes these problems are not purely recording problems. We are splitting your system in half.
Certainly. That’s why a sound test would be handy. Straight spectrum analysis doesn’t tell the whole story which is why straight equalization gives muffled readings and appropriate DeEssing can sound terrific—all with the same spectrum.
In some cases we can just give you settings to try rather than shot-gunning it.