I'm looking for a way to enhance the vocal percussion (i.e., beatboxing) of some acapella recordings--this is the one I'm working on at the moment. I realize I'm not going to be able to isolate it entirely, but anything I could do to make it sound more prominent will be helpful. It's only for my own learning (beatboxing, not sound engineering) so it doesn't have to be perfect. I am a complete novice with regards to sound design. I have GarageBand, but I'd be willing to purchase something else if it did the job and were reasonably priced.

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I had a go with a transient shaper & multi-band compressor, but tbh the track is already finished, mastered, finalised & compressed for market; it doesn't leave you a lot of space to play with.

I pushed the transients 18 dB & all I got was... transients.
There's too much 'track' to really be able to isolate it.

  • I'm afraid I don't know what anything you said means Aug 21, 2018 at 15:46
  • Basically... if you want to practise beat-box, find beat-box tracks, not finished records ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 21, 2018 at 15:49
  • Thanks but I'm specifically trying to hear what this person is doing on this song. Not sure if the answer to "How do I do X" is "You should just do Y instead." Aug 21, 2018 at 17:38
  • Then the answer becomes - use a transient shaper... not that it will really help much, but it will make the transients louder. idk if you can get hold of one cheap/free to play with, I use Waves plugins, which are not cheap.
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 21, 2018 at 18:11

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