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Exciter on Vocals: your opinion
Old 15th June 2006
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🎧 15 years
Exciter on Vocals: your opinion

After a lot of trial and error, I've developed a good technique for mixing vocals, in brief:

1) I copy the vocal track to 3 audio tracks in Logic

2) first track: hi pass @ 150 Hz, slight compression (waves compressor)

3) second track: hi pass @ 250 Hz, heavy compression with slight distortion (PSP vintage warmer), HF cut (-3 or 4 db, shelv)

4) third track: hi pass @4500-5000Hz, Logic's Exciter, then waves L1 (it acts as a perfect de-esser by evening the sibilance level)

5) FX: long reverb (Lexi pcm 91 "tidal hall") only on sibilance (3rd channel), send automated, a touch of short reverb only on 1st channel, delays on 2nd channel

I've found that the "sibilance channel" helps A LOT the vocal to cut the mix, and the reverb gives air without cluttering the mix.

Is this it a common practice? Or is it a "correct" one? How do you use to handle the exciter on vocals?

Thanxx 4 help!

Old 15th June 2006
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Originally Posted by cerla
How do you use to handle the exciter on vocals?

I put it across the aux sends and send it to some modulation effect(usually some kind of pitch shifter/ chorus).
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