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How to get rid of this vocal harshness?

Postby Kinh » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Hi. I could use some help. I'm trying to get rid of the harshness caused by a raspy voice singing a tonal sound combined with breath, in this case an ooh vowel. It's around the 5k range. Even when I eq everything out I still hear it. Is it possible to get rid of it or am I just stuck with it?
This is it here
https://soundcloud.com/matthewcrowe/harsh/s-afDOD
I want to get rid of the air, on cheap ear buds its like an air valve, almost as loud as the tone
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Re: How to get rid of this vocal harshness?

Postby The Elf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:25 pm

Dynamic EQ; de-esser; narrow notch EQ - my order of preference. If that doesn't do it, then learn to love what you have. It doesn't sound too bad to me!
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Re: How to get rid of this vocal harshness?

Postby CS70 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm

Kinh wrote:Hi. I could use some help. I'm trying to get rid of the harshnes

Agree with the Elf, it's nothing dramatic, but it seems more down to the way you sing and possibly the mic and the room you're using, and perhaps where the mic is in the room. Is it a tube mic?

I can easily get similar raspiness and I had to learn to be aware of it and control it when I don't want it. It pays off to warm up well before the three money takes.

Backing off the mic a little (and placing it upside down so you look up to it) helps but you get a little more room unless you go duvet or broadband absorbers.
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Re: How to get rid of this vocal harshness?

Postby Tim Gillett » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:24 pm

For better evaluation, a little longer than a mere 2 second grab might help. Tim.
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