"Does every line reading have to sound like his larnyx is being dragged on the floor of a gravel library?" - Jeremy at Cinemasins' youtube video on Interstellar. He's referring to how Matthew McConnaughy sounds in the film.
It's actually how Tom Hardy sounds in Mad Max, how Vin Diesel sounds in Riddick.
However I'm beginning to see this overuse of deep bass applied to male dialogue tracks in nearly every leading man part in even non blockbuster films. Even Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas in Dark was the Night. And I know Lukas Haas doesn't sound like that. It's as ridiculous as putting that voice on McCauly Culkin. What exactly is this filter people are applying to make these leading male vocal tracks sound so heavy and loud? At times it's ridiculous next to the voices of women and children in the same scene.
Is this a plug in similar to a LUT or is it a cocktail of settings in Pro-tools or a similar program. I understand the effect in wanting the dudes to seem more "bad-ass" or whatever and I think it's cool when used sparingly. Just wondering what the typical technique is and why it's suddenly getting so popular. Any thoughts?
Edited by Michael LaVoie, 03 November 2015 - 09:54 AM.