How to EQ Male Vocals in Ableton Live: Part 5 – Highs Harshness


In the previous How to EQ Male Vocals article, we provided tips to edit midrange nasal tones for male vocals, in frequencies between 700-1kHz. The next area to EQ is in the higher range where harshness can be found. A notch filter is typically used to find these problematic frequencies.

This is one area of the sound you will want to cut a few places with very narrow bands. High harsh sounds such as ringing, hums, and buzzes are usually found between 5-8kHz. So do a sweep along these frequencies, and then reduce the gain till the harshness is gone.

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