Hey Friends, I hope you’re doing marvellously well! Today we’re getting into the fourth chapter of our Mixing Pop/Rock series:
Mixing Modern Pop Vocals
If you haven’t yet, please make sure to download the multitracks for free. You can mix the song for yourself and use it in your resume to show off your skills and attract new clients to your studio.
In today’s video, I’m showing you how to achieve a modern lead vocal sound that stays present throughout the song and cuts through a dense mix. We discuss Compression, EQ, parallel processing and automating multi-effects throughout the song to keep the listeners interest and help the song to build and progress. I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Have you missed our previous three videos? You can watch them here:
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Please leave a ton of comments and questions below and let’s have a great discussion about the song and the mixing techniques you used to mix it. I always learn a lot from you guys!
Once you’ve finished your mix, please post it to the Produce Like A Pro Facebook page and tag Little Empire, so they can listen to your mix and comment as well. We’re looking forward to hearing your mixes!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,
Great video, thanks a lot, gotta try this huge amount of r-comps myself!
Hi @plap-disqus-a97da629b098b75c294dffdc3e463904:disqus great stuff!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Wow, great video Warren, loved the breakdown. I’m having fun with mixing the vocals again, did one version last week before this vid was up, posted it on PLAP Facebook, gonna bounce this new mix and compare. Thanks mucho!
Fantastic @plap-disqus-2e65f2f2fdaf6c699b223c61b1b5ab89:disqus!! Look forward to hearing it! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Hi Warren, I know I joined late to mix the song. Is there a place to post the mixdown? I’m rather new to the community here. Is the contained mix file your own mix? I haven’t watched the videos yet so forgive me if I post techniques that have been mentioned. I added another snare layer to make it cut through better. Beside of that I inserted a ducking gate right ahead of the OH comp, fed with the kick and snare because those two triggered the comp too heavily. So I only compressed the cymbals and the HH. The rest was pretty basic mix work.
Hi Johannes, Thanks for reaching out. Warren’s mix is usually included in the Multitracks folder. If not, please hit up firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it to you. You can post your mix on the Produce LIike A Pro Facebook page and tag the Band Little Empire, so they can have a listen to your mix as well. Thanks for your support!
Thanks Warren, always marvellous to watch your tutorials. One question, is the first delay “going into the second delay” in the chain, or is it a split signal? Thank you
Hi @disqus_E2dePoojk6:disqus great question! I have multiple separate delays running! I wouldn’t run them into each other, unless I wanted that particular effect. Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren