Plugin that fixes clip of singer to close to mic?

Emanon

Established Member
Singer was too close to the mic on one tiny part of the vocal track. Any plugin that can make that one part sound as if the singer was more distant without degrading the whole track? Or any mixing maneuver that can accomplish this?
 

Rainflower

Established Member
If that part of the take has too much proximity effect, or bass, you could automate an eq to remove the lower frequency for those words on that clip. If the vocal is just too loud, you could automate the clip gain on that clip.
 

8thnote

Member
There are several de-pop plugins out there if it's a plosive sound. Or, do what Rainflower suggested and save your money.
 

David MacNeill

Established Member
I remove plosives by duplicating the vocal track, isolated the plosive section, then insert an EQ (in my case Logic's Channel EQ) and drop out the low freqs until it sounds normal, bounce the track section, then replace the plosive in the original track with the EQ'd section.

It gets bloody tedious to do it a bunch of times, so If I get a track with more than two or three I just force the singer to improve their technique and do it again as many times as it takes — tough love. It's good to be a producer. My studio only appears to be a democracy!
 
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Emanon

Established Member
Ok thanks to all. I’ll try all suggestions and hear what works best.
 

Emanon

Established Member
You could try something like RX-10 De-plosive by iZotope.
I think is going to take isolating the applicable portion then applying a chain of plugins, including RX-10 stuff and EQ stuff.
 

klasaine

Hall of Fame Member
Is it possibly a line or word that is repeated som else in the track?
If so - copy/replace.
 

Emanon

Established Member
Is it possibly a line or word that is repeated som else in the track?
If so - copy/replace.
Yes I might resort to this. However, the singer puts a unique heartfelt twist to the lyric and does not repeat the vocal aerobic movement anywhere else in the song. He was just too close to the mic.
 

ndallago

Member
Another approach to try is any tool that lets you edit using a spectrograph. Once you identify the plosive, you can just erase / fade it back it with a pencil tool and not alter anything around it. Wavelabs and iZotope both have spectrograph tools.
 

Emanon

Established Member
Another approach to try is any tool that lets you edit using a spectrograph. Once you identify the plosive, you can just erase / fade it back it with a pencil tool and not alter anything around it. Wavelabs and iZotope both have spectrograph tools.
Wow I already own iZotope and did not think to use it in this manner. Thanks!
 
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