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I've read countless threads where people describe they can hear "sibilance" in the mids or certain other non high-frequency bands, what are these people talking about?
 
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They're talking about ssssssssibilance.
 
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hissing sound that accompanies "s" and certain other consonant sounds.
 
 
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I know what sibilance means, but I just don't see how it can apply to anything but high frequency components, how can there be "sibiliance" in the mids, lower mids, upper mids specifically?
 
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I know what sibilance means, but I just don't see how it can apply to anything but high frequency components, how can there be "sibiliance" in the mids, lower mids, upper mids specifically?


Perhaps how a ssss might be peaky when spoken/sung in a male range, whereas there might be less perceived sibilance in the upper female range? I don't know for sure, never really experienced this, but it seems plausible that sibilance could be produced differently in different registers.
 
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Almost sounds like smearing in a passage where a high frequency sibilance, is jumbled up in a mixture of output covering the frequency range. 
 
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