removing echo/reverb from an accapella

pitts

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i have an accapella i want to use but it has an unwanted echo on it as thats what the original had but with what i wanting to use it for would sound a lot better if the vocals were clean, ive tried equing that didnt change anything and ive also tried chopping the sample down to the desired length but i think a delay might have been used because there is still some unwanted noise over the top.

anyone got any suggestions?

help is appreciated
 

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A Gate is a good start, remeber to leave enough decay for the words to sound natural. that said, i dont think it will work that well unless you are going to resaturate the vocals with other FX, Gated reverb has a distinct sound that is very obvious

Most reverb will be big wide stereo sound, so one way could be to use a M/S EQ (Mid/Side), usually you can select Mid (like Mono) or Side and work on each seperatly, so if you drop the Side part down to -inf db (or as far as it will go), but leave the Mid untouched, that should take lots of the verb out for you.

---------- Post added at 17:45 ---------- Previous post was at 17:38 ----------

btw: echo is not the same as reverb, and then there is delay, gates will work better for echo and delay, M/S EQ will help with reverb.

incase ur not sure of the diffrence, heres a vague description of their sound...

echo...like delay, repeating the sound with a decay in volume (usually)
delay...similar to echo but usually with more settings including stereo placement
reverb...more abstract/blurred sound with no obvious 'echos'
 
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Ceder DNS 1000 can remove reverb but they are pretty expensive. Maybe try some user forums and see if someone would be kind enough to run your vocals through one? :)
 
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