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How to treat a capella

How to handle a capella

Any sound engineer will tell you that the human voice is the most difficult elements to attach audio processing, so try to record the vocals so that its handling is minimized.

The implementation of such an idea is possible only on professional equipment, but its absence does not mean inability to get a good result.

You will need

  • Software Steinberg Cubase.



The first recorded vocal mono-modewith sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz and 16 bit, the sound level must not exceed the "-3 dB". After recording the vocals keep the track in the wav-format.


Open it in any audio application thatperforms work on a sound note. Such applications at the moment there is much preferred Steinberg Cubase. In this program, you need to align the volume of the voice in the recording, so as not to be heard when listening to a tangible difference. The professionalism of the singer does not always allow him to keep the same distance from the microphone, so do not forget about this factor.


To fine-tune the sound of voice you needuse EQ. If you've ever seen in Winamp'e equalizer you understand what to do. This process is basic and is considered to be the most difficult. You can use the standard presets, which are in various add-ons to the audio program, but it is necessary to rely on your ears, because the program performs the work only engine algorithms.


To edit the sound of voice is necessary to pay attention to the frequency and when they need to be changed:

200 Hz - an increase in this parameter gives the feeling of fullness vokala-

3000 Hz - increase this parameter emphasizes breathing vocal partiyam-

5000 Hz - increase this parameter adds intelligibility golosa-

7000 Hz - a reduction of this parameter will impact positively on the whistling soglasnyh-

10000 Hz - increase this parameter allows you to lighten up vocals.


Next, you need to give a vocal effectpan. What it is? Remember, the vocals were recorded in mono-mode, and this effect allows you to set the stereo vocal processing. You can use any filter stereo-series now because there are so many, for example, Blue Tubes Stereo Imager. Use the default presets, without editing them.


After creating a stereo mode, you need to addsinging "heat lamp". If you did not know, tube amplifiers provide more "soft and greasy" effect of presence. It has been several decades, but the professionals are always looking to the "tube" recording. It is recommended to use the tools and Steinberg DaTube Steinberg Magneto.


It remains to embellish your vocalecho and reverb effects. For echo, you can use any tool - their number is simply inspiring, but as reverb can be used Waves True Verb.

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