Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Additional Resources


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Digidesign Hardware & Software

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-07-2002, 09:02 AM
TIGERSHARK TIGERSHARK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 33
Default Re: vocal recording compression/levels?

not to sound stupid, but . . . [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

how 'exactly' do i apply compression and 'dial in' settings for it? i know that may sound ignorant and well, it is. lol seriously, i managed to get some DRY, scratch vocals down last night. i do have a lot of background hiss but it'll do for now. is there any way to selectively 'reduce' the level of the hiss? otherwise, i'll attempt a more serious tracking session. (i had a very limited time, last night) also, i did not apply any compression/limiter AS i was tracking. i figured i would apply it afterward. is that typically okay? aaaaaah, lots of questions. thanks again!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-07-2002, 09:04 AM
TIGERSHARK TIGERSHARK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 33
Default Re: vocal recording compression/levels?

okay, let me clarify a little . . . [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

i know how to access the EQ plug-ins to modify them...a little. where do i set the compression ratio? and what type of compression should i insert? (mono?) i think i follow you on the 'soft knee' stuff. thanks for your patience. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-07-2002, 04:04 PM
Bastiaan Bastiaan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nederland
Posts: 6,914
Default Re: vocal recording compression/levels?

And yet something else popped into my mind...

1) Protools has a soft-clipping feature that prevents you from clipping when occasional hitting the red.

2) applying a compressor-plugin WHILE RECORDING wont help you in reducing the dynamics....protools will still record the dry track without the plugins
__________________
What's that?
- That's the machine that goes "pling".


Bastiaan
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-04-2002, 11:27 PM
tptman tptman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 191
Default Re: vocal recording compression/levels?

You actually can record a processed signal into PTfree. First add an aux track (CTRL-Shift N). Set the input on that track to Input L or R, depending on what input on your sound card you're recording from. Set you output to Bus 1. Now insert the compressor plug-in on the Aux track. Go to you vocal track (the actual audio track). Set your input to bus 1 and your output to Output L or R. Now everything you record will go throught the Aux track with plugs before going to the audio track and being laid down on your hard drive.

This can work well to use as a bit of a limiter, but be judicious, don't overdo it as it can't be fixed later. It is also wise not to do much else to the signal, especially reverb, etc. for the same reason.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-09-2002, 11:16 AM
shagy shagy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SLOVAKIA
Posts: 3
Default Re: vocal recording compression/levels?

IMHO AUX track with plugin can be good to record some plugin direct to HD, but this can't be good to protect for cliping. The signal goes first to AD on sound card...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vocal Compression cdavis6406 Tips & Tricks 11 03-30-2008 06:28 AM
LE vocal compression Sharritan 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 4 02-23-2005 06:30 AM
vocal compression mbuono 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 9 01-22-2004 10:33 AM
Vocal Compression shendrie 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 14 10-23-2002 10:03 AM
Vocal compression Voutsonios 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 11-04-2001 12:05 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com