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Perceived and Preferred De-Essing of a Simple Recording
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

When processing a vocal track a commonly used technique is de-essing, the process of attenuating sibilant sounds. This can be done in different ways namely; de-essing with a dedicated device, using automation or using an EQ. The various methods uses different ways to de-ess and this might result in an audible difference in the final product. To investigate if this is the case and if there is a preferred way of de-essing by the inexperienced music listener a listening test was designed and conducted using ARL-STEP software. The stimulis presented by to the listener was a snippet of a simple rendition of a Swedish visa called “Somliga går med trasiga skor” by Cornelis Vreeswijk recorded at Luleå University of Technology in both a male and a female vocal version. The test showed that there is a perceivable difference between a non-processed recording and a processed one if the singer is female but that there is no preferred de-essing technique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Acoustics, Sound Engineering, De-essing, ARL-Step
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55159Local ID: c0d0aa53-29b5-48b0-bae9-ce46da564c54OAI: diva2:1028540
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Audio Technology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20120629 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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