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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Vocal cutting through the mix

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Feb 15th, 2012 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you have a mixer with a sweepable mid try this boost the mids and sweep from side to side and check out the big change in your vocal sound. I find different settings work better with just and accoustic duo vs a full band.



hmm Hairy Eyeball not just for breakfast
Feb 17th, 2012 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

so what exactly is a sweepable mid?
Do you mean a mixer wtith a high, mid and low knobs so you can boost or cut the mids? Or is this some type of panning L or R thing

I have a yamaha MGT board with 2 mid knobs
can you clarify cause the end result sounds intriguing

BBQ Gord


Didn't chew kill my bruvah?
Feb 20th, 2012 09:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Is that like a parametric mids control where one knob determines the center of the mids and the other knob boosts or cuts?

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Feb 21st, 2012 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

sweepable mid is a midrange control on a mixing desk that's actually two knobs: frequency and boost/cut.

Some bigger desks have the same two knob arrangement for bass as well, or have hi-mids and low-mids. It's like a simpler parametric EQ that has frequency, boost/cut amount and "Q" or width of the boost/cut frequencies.

Two things to remember:
- boosting certain frequencies can cause feedback problems: best to try carefully and boost a bit too much at soundcheck to see if it will feedback, then dial it back a bit.
- sometimes cutting muddy vocal frequencies clears up the sound better than boosting other frequencies.

(This message was last edited by barry.b at 08:13 AM, Feb 21st, 2012)

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Feb 21st, 2012 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi BBQ Gord yes you can pick the frequency you want to boost or cut in the mid range. I find playing with this really makes a difference to the sound and where you sit in the mix.

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