In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson shows you his in-the-box vocal chain for mixing female pop vocals.
When mixing vocals, Marc does not go after super, super compressed vocals, but he does appreciate a vocal that sits really forward in the mix. Getting that forward mix without hyper-compression, though, is kind of tricky. Marc has found that by doing serial compression – multiple in one chain – it does the trick without leaving the vocal sounding hyper compressed! In between these compressors, Marc will do some EQ, some de-essing, and other edits to really bring the vocal forward in the mix and get it sounding exactly the way he wants.
Watch the video to see Marc go into detail on how he gets his vocal sound. Included are his custom presets so you can achieve the same setup on your end!
Watch the video below!