Hi Friends, I hope you’re doing marvellously well!
When it comes to making a great record, vocals are one of the most important things to get right. They are what the listener is drawn to and convey the emotion & message of the song like no other instrument.
This video shows you advanced vocal mixing techniques achieve a full, gritty and up-front vocal sound.
If you listen to this vocal mix, you would probably think it was mixed using a lot of great analogue hardware. It has that certain character, fullness and top end sheen that we are used to hearing from analogue devices.
But it actually wasn’t! I mixed this vocal mainly in the box and I’m going to show you the some advanced processing you can use to make your vocals cut through the mix and grab your listeners emotionally.
Techniques covered in this tutorial:
- Creating fullness with with “Octave Trick”
- Parallel Distortion for grit and character
- The “Whisper Track” to enhance intimacy
- Compressing and EQing in stages.
- Vocal Effects & Automation: Reverb and Delays
This video is an excerpt of the mix breakdown I did for Produce Like A Pro Academy this month. Produce Like A Pro Academy is an amazing online community full of talented artists, musicians & engineers eager to improve their recording and mixing skills and take their music to the next level. – If you feel the same way, we would love to have you!
Inside, you will get to watch my complete mix breakdown of this song, download the multitracks and mix it for yourself. You’ll also receive mix feedback from me personally, instant access to over 50 hours of in-depth recording & mix training and a lot more.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in there!
Check out Warren’s mixing-in-the-box course:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave a bunch of comments and questions below. What techniques are you using to make your vocals shine?
Have a marvellous time recording & mixing,