I have some dialog that i want to match into the soundscape to be a background voice. (turning it into Walla basically) Since it has been recorded like a closeup VO i am wondering what tricks / tools i should use to make it appear more distant.
The obvious ones are a bit of reverb maybe, some eqing, maybe a de-esser to get rid of consonants...
I guess the deeper question here, regardless of which tool to use is: -What makes a voice appear distant, which frequencies need to be attenuated, etc.
I know this is matter of the specific room as well, but what makes a voice appear less direct and more in the background?
And if there IS a certain tool that you'd recommend here, feel free to let me know.