December 22, 2014 at 3:14PM

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How to make VO sound even grittier?

Apart from a breathy recording, what are some of the effects and mixing I could put onto a VO track in Audition or other DAW to give it that gritty quality?

c/f

https://vimeo.com/19302305

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Can you post a link to a sample of just the VO recording ?

I'm sure there are other people like me, that work intuitively with their audio software to get the sound they are after, so with a small sample I could probably cook up a few improvements for you.

December 23, 2014 at 11:20PM, Edited December 23, 11:20PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thans Guy - https://www.dropbox.com/s/mflg8xcmajx4god/demo%20marlon.wav?dl=0

Jake the film guy Keenum

December 29, 2014 at 11:37AM, Edited December 29, 11:37AM

Thans Guy - https://www.dropbox.com/s/mflg8xcmajx4god/demo%20marlon.wav?dl=0

December 25, 2014 at 6:07PM, Edited December 25, 6:07PM

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Hi J,

Here's a quick stab I took at the VO sample you sent me. It's not a huge change from what you gave me, but you might like it. Google Drive link below, just click on the download button at the top center of the page to download the ZIP file...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byy1CMO9ZfmrcHhJQVhoaEUwVFk/view?usp=sh...

Essentially what I did was boost the quieter parts of your recording by 4.5 dB ( to even out the levels ), then used a Paragraphic EQ filter to boost the lower end around 300 Hz, and reduced the "flatness" of his voice at 800 Hz, and boosted his voice at 8,000 Hz to make the performance sound "crisper". I have included a JPEG of the exact filter I used in case you want to try the same yourself.

A skilled audio producer could take this to a whole other level. ( I'm just a hack when it comes to audio )

January 1, 2015 at 5:10PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Guy, thanks for the zip folder as well as the detailed breakdown of your technique. This is one area I'm committed to growing in in 2015. I'm one of those ardent sound types that believes a professional sound mix is more important than a professional picture. Both are needed, but I look at Cloverfield and other POV movies and they're just as entertaining and "high-quality" as other stories. Thanks again!

Jake the film guy Keenum

January 3, 2015 at 1:51PM

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