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Tips and tricks for working with voiceover.

Rene Coronado on mixing / compressor settings for voiceover in linear post-production:

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rene_coronado [1:42 PM]

mixing thing i've been liking the sound of lately:


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compression on VO: fast attack slow release.  all words basically under the threshold

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requires some prep on the front end, but ends up very nice in dense mixes.


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specifically, requires proper reductive eq before the compressor


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because that amount of compression exacerbates things like room modes and mic peaks


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also helps to volume ride INTO the compressor, and de ess before compression as well


ericgoetz [1:53 PM]

@rene_coronado, I prefer to volume ride and eq into the compressor, as well. I’m no VO expert, though. Just doing what sounds good.


rene_coronado [1:53 PM]

it totally works.  makes the compressor work less and sound less colored


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then you can slap the L1 on it and set the threshold at the bottom after that.  :simple_smile: