I have recently picked up a technique in my vocal processing that I like a lot
the idea is basically making a duplicate vocals track and setting the eq to eliminate everything below say…8k and increase everything above that point. compress the heck out of it and mix that in with the regular vocal track.
so to be more specific lets start at the beginning
1. duplicate the vocal track
2. Eq the vocals
now keep in mind this will be different for every mic, every song, every singer and every engineers preference. I use different numbers for different songs. this song happens to have very few high ranged vocal parts so I increased the span of increased frequencies to enhance that range. some songs I use only everything about 8 to 10k and only increase it by 6db. depends on the song but this works to give you an example.
3. compress the “sparkle” track
4. work with levels
I then pan the sparkle to be opposite a mono side delay or to fill a hole in the stereo spectrum or to give space from violins, piano or other areas that have high frequencies.
let me know what you think
I also use this on piano parts as well. it works great. let me know what you think and if this works for you. you can listen to some of my songs at
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