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Old 04-03-2017, 12:56 PM
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Hi,

I'm having a problem with some vocals, i have a stereo track with acoustic guitar, mandolin, and two male voices singing in close old time country harmony's, the problem is the higher harmony vocal is a bit louder than the lower harmony vocal.

Doe's anybody have any eq and or compression advice etc?
It would be greatly appreciated !

I'm using PT9 with Macbook pro...

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Old 04-03-2017, 01:30 PM
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Multi band compression and sweep for the freq you want to tame.

That being said it is a workaround and not the best way to remedy the problem.

Anyway there might be more than one way but that's were I would start.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:18 PM
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You might try Soundradix's eq surfer. Watch the protools expert vid about it, then have a go with the demo
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So, this is one stereo track? How are the elements panned?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:05 PM
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Thanks guys, i'll give it a try!

Ben, i sucked the tune off of a cassette onto two mono tracks originally, after doing some basic editing i bounce them to disc through a Kramer master tape on a stereo maser fader, i then imported the track back in to the project as a stereo track panned hard let and right!

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Old 04-03-2017, 03:11 PM
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I meant if the two vocals were a bit left and a bit to the right, you would have more options.
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:49 PM
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Unfortunately not Ben, it was originally recorded with both vocals and guitar on one mic, and the mando through another mic on another track, both panned up the middle on an old tascam porta studio, the high harmony guy was a bit to close to the mic!

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Hi,

I'm having a problem with some vocals, i have a stereo track with acoustic guitar, mandolin, and two male voices singing in close old time country harmony's, the problem is the higher harmony vocal is a bit louder than the lower harmony vocal.

Doe's anybody have any eq and or compression advice etc?
It would be greatly appreciated !

I'm using PT9 with Macbook pro...

skiffle
The high harmony will always cut though more than the low ones in the same way that a high hat seems much louder than a bass drum if they are showing the same on the meters.

EQ and compress just add to taste. Probably impossible to say much more without hearing the tracks.

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Old 04-04-2017, 03:26 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys, i'll look into Melodyne etc!

Stephen, i can send you the track if you'd like?

Cheers Guys!

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The high harmony will always cut though more than the low ones in the same way that a high hat seems much louder than a bass drum if they are showing the same on the meters.

EQ and compress just add to taste. Probably impossible to say much more without hearing the tracks.

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This is why I suggested EQ surfer. .
I haven't used it yet, but, watching that PT expert video if you can find the timbre of the vocal you want to reduce in the plugin window, it just might help. .
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