Improving Vocals Quality

Hi - Any advice on how to get a better quality vocal signal into loopy pro? I am using a focusrite with an xlr connected Behringer XM8500 via the Add Hardware Input channel on loopy pro - not happy with the sound.

Any input appreciated!

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  • @yepyep said:
    Hi - Any advice on how to get a better quality vocal signal into loopy pro? I am using a focusrite with an xlr connected Behringer XM8500 via the Add Hardware Input channel on loopy pro - not happy with the sound.

    Any input appreciated!

    Make sure gain staging is good first. Set input gain so that you get a healthy level that still has some headroom before clipping occurs.

    You might also wanna process the vocals to make it sound more studio/ recording quality.
    Using Loopy pro's own plugins:

    • Add a high pass filter and cut frequencies below around 100Hz
    • Use an EQ (equalizer) to reduce boxiness around 500Hz, maybe take out some 250ish Hz mud too.
      Give it some 'air' around 10.000 i.e. 10kHz

    • Use a compressor (Dynamics) to even out the volume and perhaps make the vocals punch thru a bit more. Try the presets with the folder icon top right

    • Use an always-on small reverb with just a slight mix setting to make the vocals sound more natural as if they are in a room and not dry and bare.

    There are various other third-party plugins that can also be used.
    For example I'd recommend TB Enhancer (it has a vocal enhancer preset), RRS EQ3 particularly for its 'air band',
    and a de-esser to reduce harsh sibilances is a good idea, FabFilter Pro-DS is a great one:
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fabfilter-pro-ds/id1468273683

  • Awesome thx for the great input - I was just looking at your list of auv3 effects in another thread for some guidance as well - thx for that!

  • @yepyep said:
    Awesome thx for the great input - I was just looking at your list of auv3 effects in another thread for some guidance as well - thx for that!

    Cheers :)

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