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Old 11-12-2019, 08:22 PM
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Default TV Vocal FX Tips

Hi. I have a TV character doing a NARRATOR voice, like in movie previews. He acted out the part, and it sounds good, but would anyone have suggestions on how to punch it up more? When you hear the "tune in next time on..." narration in TV or movies, it usually feels thick, clear, and in-your-face. Is that just limiting/compression? Maybe heavy low-end EQ?



Also, as a second scenario, when you have a character speaking at a podium, would you just put Echo and Reverb FX on the dialogue to make it sounds realistic?

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Old 11-13-2019, 06:38 AM
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Hi. I have a TV character doing a NARRATOR voice, like in movie previews. He acted out the part, and it sounds good, but would anyone have suggestions on how to punch it up more? When you hear the "tune in next time on..." narration in TV or movies, it usually feels thick, clear, and in-your-face. Is that just limiting/compression? Maybe heavy low-end EQ?



Also, as a second scenario, when you have a character speaking at a podium, would you just put Echo and Reverb FX on the dialogue to make it sounds realistic?

Thanks!
Part of the sound is in the mic and this is where an EV RE20 comes in - it's practically made for voice-over due to it's proximity effect. The rest of it is in the speaker's voice. Sure you might be able to rescue the speech but it won't b as good as it could be.

In your second scenario it depends on where the speaker is speaking - a board room, big hall with a long reverb time, etc. The first would be dead as a door nail sound and the second the opposite. Is your speaker using a mic and PA system? Or is he/she just orating without electronic help? Where is your listener sitting in the room? There's a whole lot of variables to consider and there's no simple answer that will take care of them all. This is where an IR based reverb might help and a relatively inexpensive one is Reverberate 2.
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