[linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound

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Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2005 - 11:05 am

I've been struggling with a technique problem. How do you get your
vocals to sound good? I know that you can't make a silk purse from a
sow's ear, but you can make the best of what you've got. What
combination of plugins and settings do you use to get the best sound
from vocals particularly in Ardour? I know that this is one of those
subjective questions for which the best answer is try it out yourself
and find what sounds best, but there are so many plugins (an
embarassment of riches), each of which has many settings, that a brute
force search of all the combinations would take forever - not to mention
that after a while, my poor ears become exhausted with the effort and
refuse to hear differences anymore. So what I'm really looking for is
good starting points to work from.

One combination that I like is GVerb to get depth and L/C/R Delay to get
width. Even with those two getting the settings right takes time. For
comunication, I've included a jack rack with some settings I've found
that work OK. I would love your critiques and suggestions for other setups.

Regards,
Bill

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[linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Bill Allen, (Tue Dec 6, 11:05 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Aaron Phillips, (Mon Dec 12, 6:24 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Bill Allen, (Wed Dec 7, 10:54 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Mark Knecht, (Tue Dec 6, 3:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Michael T D Nelson, (Tue Dec 6, 3:30 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Brett McCoy, (Tue Dec 6, 1:51 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Tue Dec 6, 5:48 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, The Other, (Tue Dec 13, 2:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Tue Dec 13, 2:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Ross Vandegrift, (Wed Dec 7, 9:42 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Esben Stien, (Thu Dec 8, 6:38 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Thu Dec 8, 3:56 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Esben Stien, (Fri Dec 9, 12:28 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Ross Vandegrift, (Fri Dec 9, 1:58 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Fri Dec 9, 2:07 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Wolfgang Woehl, (Fri Dec 9, 5:44 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Fri Dec 9, 1:58 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Jan Depner, (Fri Dec 9, 3:22 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: How to get good vocal sound, Loki Davison, (Wed Dec 7, 7:40 am)
[linux-audio-user] Re: How to get good vocal sound, Loki Davison, (Wed Dec 14, 12:14 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Paul Winkler, (Tue Dec 6, 7:27 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Jan Depner, (Tue Dec 6, 1:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Dave Phillips, (Tue Dec 6, 1:19 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Burkhard Woelfel, (Thu Dec 8, 1:47 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Nigel Henry, (Thu Dec 8, 5:41 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Carotinho, (Fri Dec 9, 12:38 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, Bill Allen, (Fri Dec 9, 10:58 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, studio-64, (Thu Dec 8, 11:52 pm)
[linux-audio-user] Re: How to get good vocal sound, Arnold Krille, (Tue Dec 6, 3:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] How to get good vocal sound, studio-64, (Tue Dec 6, 11:51 am)