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steliosgame
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DeEsser Help!

Post by steliosgame » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:48 am

Hello!

I would really love if someone could help me, it is something tiny but it can change anything.

I hired a musician to create my song, I gave him my vocals, he made music and added effects to my vocals. Everything is perfect except the that the it desperately needs DE-essing.

I downloaded Spitfish and Tonmann DeEsser but I don't really know how to use them so I see no difference in the vocals. I would appreciate if someone is willing to get my vocals and just fix the esses a bit or improve the overall quality in general, they are ear piercing currently and ruin the whole experience of the song.

Thank you for reading!

Trebor
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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by Trebor » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:17 am

steliosgame wrote:I downloaded Spitfish and Tonmann DeEsser but I don't really know how to use them so I see no difference in the vocals.
Tonmann DeEsser doesn't work in Audacity Audacity 2.1.3 in Windows Vista

SpitFish does work ...
Spitfish DeEsser in action in Audacity 2-1-3.gif
Audacity spectrogram-view shows excessive sibilance between 6500Hz & 7500Hz
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http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/spec ... _view.html

If possible only use a DeEsser on the vocal track, rather than the mix which includes vocal+music, as it will affect sound of the musical instruments.

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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by steliosgame » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:40 am

Yes I know that they work but I said that personally I don't know how to use them correctly since they still are ear piercing and I hear no difference so I must be doing something wrong hahaha.

And yeah I use only the vocals isolated not the whole track of course.

I would appreciate if someone just takes the vocals and fixes this for me, since I don't want to bother the person who created the entire song, he is too busy creating the next ones, but if it continues i will address it to him.

Thank you for reading!

Trebor
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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by Trebor » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:51 am

steliosgame wrote:I would appreciate if someone just takes the vocals and fixes this for me
If you attach 10 seconds of sibilant audio to a post, I'll have a go with SpitFish to determine the settings.

steliosgame
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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by steliosgame » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Here it is
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Trebor
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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by Trebor » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:50 pm

steliosgame wrote:Here it is
ATTACHMENTS part.mp3 (391.86 KiB)
That's got a lot of reverb on it.
DeEssing should be applied to the dry-vocal : before any reverb has been added.

Nevertheless here's my suggested SpitFish settings ...
''Stelios-SpitFish'' suggested settings.png
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Stelios-SpitFish.xml
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Optional: boost the treble (6kHz-16kHz) a little after applying the DeEsser.

steliosgame
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Re: DeEsser Help!

Post by steliosgame » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:36 pm

It improved a lot, thank you!

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