What Is the Best Frequency for Vocals?

  • Roll off the low-end starting around 90 Hz.
  • Reduce the mud around 250 Hz.
  • Add a high shelf around 9 kHz & a high roll off around 18 kHz.
  • Add a presence boost around 5 kHz.
  • Boost the core around 1 kHz to 2 kHz.
  • Reduce sibilance around 5 kHz to 8 kHz.

How can I EQ my deep voice?

  1. Use a High Pass Filter to Cut Everything Below 80Hz.
  2. Cut 100-300 Hz to Add Clarity.
  3. Cut 300-400 Hz if the Voice Sounds ‘Muddy’
  4. A Wide Boost Between 2-6 kHz Can Improve Clarity.
  5. Cut Around 3-5 kHz if the Voice Sounds too Sibilant.

How can I improve the vocals in a song?

  1. Cleaning Up A Vocal.
  2. Remove Nasal, Plosives, and Esses.
  3. Controlling Vocal Dynamics.
  4. Add Warmth, and Clarity with EQ.
  5. Mildly Distort or Saturate the Vocal.
  6. Try an Exciter with an Air EQ.
  7. Use Short Reverb and Delay.
  8. Use Long Reverb and Delay.

How do I make the equalizer clear voice?

  1. Roll off the low-end starting around 90 Hz.
  2. Reduce the mud around 250 Hz.
  3. Add a high shelf around 9 kHz & a high roll off around 18 kHz.
  4. Add a presence boost around 5 kHz.
  5. Boost the core around 1 kHz to 2 kHz.
  6. Reduce sibilance around 5 kHz to 8 kHz.

Do vocals need EQ?

The Reasons to EQ Vocals

Vocal EQ work is performed to enhance the vocals so they sound best in our environment as well as within the band and within the song. And this is where most of your work is focused. Let me put it this way…not every singer has a golden voice.

Why do my vocals sound muffled?

When recorded vocals sound muffled, it’s usually because there is too much energy in the lower frequencies. For a really good quick lesson on what a frequency is, see our post: Good Equalization and Frequency Basics.

What effects should I put on vocals?

  1. Add Wet Reverb. Reverb should be on every one of your vocal tracks, even if it’s just a little bit.
  2. Pre- and Post-Delay. Pre-delay is a setting on your reverb plugin.
  3. Depth with Delay.
  4. Turn Yourself into a Choir.
  5. Bus the Autotune for a Vocoder Effect.
  6. Widen the Vocals.
  7. Get a Megaphone Sound.

Should vocals be in mono or stereo?

If you are recording the vocals of one singer in a booth, then you should record in mono. However, if you are recording vocals of multiple singers and instruments, you should record in stereo.

How do you make your voice sound warmer?

When making your vocals sounds warm, you can amplify your fundamental, use transformer or tube saturation, and expand low frequencies. Then you can introduce some more creative techniques like parallel upward compression only on the lows, or maybe doubling the vocal with a formant shifted version.

Why do my vocals sound boxy?

Vocal boxiness is the result of excess energy or resonances between 250-900 Hz. This frequency range also contains the body of your vocal, so it can be difficult to strike a balance between the two. Boxiness is best tackled at the recording stage but can still be remedied in the mix.

What is vocal warmth?

Warm/Dark – A warm voice has lower overtones. Breathy – Air leaks through the vocal cords and sounds like a sigh. Female singers going through puberty naturally sound breathy. Trying to correct the sound may cause vocal damage. In adults, the remedy is to close the vocal cords more efficiently.

How loud should vocals be in a mix?

Thus, it is best to record vocal renditions with an average of -18 dB, assuming you are using the standard definition 24-bit. However, louder parts such as screams or breakdowns should be -10dB. This works the other way around – the loudest and quietest recordings should be at least -24 dB.

What frequency is a woman’s voice?

Male and female voices

In general, women speak at a higher pitch—about an octave higher than men. An adult woman’s average range is from 165 to 255 Hz, while a man’s is 85 to 155 Hz (see sources).


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