Vocal mixing tips and techniques


In the world of music based on the genre, it can be very easy for a song to lose in the sea similar compositions. One way to put your song in value is to add a voice, in fact, how do the classic tracks think they do not even have a vocal?

Getting a good idea is not an easy task, there is no shortcut to get an amazing hook that will elevate your underground darkness to become a cross hymn. So how do we begin to create some vocal for your track?

1. Track numbers

Everyone has a different approach to the number of vocal songs needed. I will just tell you my opinion.

The main voices of the verse are usually placed in the center. If you want to give your listener some privacy, it’s always best to use a single song. It simply keeps the mix clear and enhances the listening experience. I am not in favor of duplicating all the verses. With all the subtle differences between the two images, including consonants that are never perfectly combined, it only makes the voice strange. If you want a clear voice, use a clue.

2. To equalize the vocal

In the beginning, add a low-level filter on each vocal track. It is common to increase the frequency of 2 kHz and above for female vocal and 3 kHz and above for male vocal. The frequencies between 6 and 8 kHz are very sensitive because that’s where S sounds at home. Be careful here. What looks good and clear on the screens of your studio may seem like a crack in your ear when you listen to the headphones. Always pair and triple the suit in a variety of playback devices such as a monitor, headphones, etc.

If S is too sharp, lower it. You can add the original de-esser to your DAW by applying a dynamic equalizer or manually reducing each S to vocal recording. The latter is the one who spends the most time but gives the most control. Keep in mind that equalizers and de-esser do not recognize consonants, but recognize frequencies. And some consonants can divide the same frequencies as S. So, just apply the native beings with caution.

3. Reverberation

When adding a reverb, keep in mind that the main vocal usually have to be right: the leaders. Therefore, adding too much reverb is unfavorable. Only use small reverbs. You should not recognize the reverb except when it’s gone. If a lot of things happen in your instruments, the big reverb is probably too important for the song. However, if your instruments have a lot of space, the vocal can be very effective.

4. Sounds must be Breathable

Of course, your vocal recordings include breathing sounds. Whether the presence of such breath sounds is strong or weak is a matter of personal taste. In my opinion, they are extremely important. That does not mean they should be very noisy. This means that you have to organize them separately and very carefully.

If the breathing is too strong, reduce its volume. If it’s too long, replace it with a good breath from the same or another sequence. If your breath causes some parts to feel too upset, remove it. If you feel you’re short of breath, add one.

These adjustments can improve the flow of your images and make your footage more consistent. They can also be used as a type of glue to connect to two consecutive shots to give the impression that they were taken simultaneously.

But do not duplicate them or cut them off. It always fades and disappears.

5. Consonant

If you have recorded the main vocal of the track and two double songs for an expression like “I’m watching the fog”, it is unfortunate that you find the sound because the three “veils of mist” will not appear exactly at the same moment. Move them closer so that the sound disappears or you can remove two of them. Reduce the tracks from which you removed the shipment to avoid unwanted breaks.

That’s all for the moment. Try to apply some of this information and see how it fits. Consider these tips and figures as a point of reference, but always let your ears decide. Experiment, have fun and do what you want!


If you don’t have vocal you should read our previous blog – How to get vocals for your track

We recommend these websites if you’re looking for a vocal:

soundbetter.com and vocalizr.com

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