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17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

Mixing lead vocals can be one of the most difficult concepts to grasp for the beginner engineer and indie musician. When I was first starting out I struggled with this and it drove me crazy. No matter how much I treated my vocals I just couldn’t get them to sit properly in the rest of…


Professional Tricks for De Essing Vocals

De essing vocals is a highly underrated technique in mixing and many engineers don’t utilize it to its full potential. This is unfortunate as sibilance caused by things like esses or Ts can be an audio engineer’s nightmare.   These artifacts may not be an issue when recorded but can become amplified when the vocal’s…


9 Vocal Comping Tricks For Perfect Vocals

One of professional recordings best kept secrets is vocal comping. The vocals in a professional recording often sound flawless compared to those that come out of a home studio. This was frustrating when I first started into recording vocals. I couldn’t figure out why my work never sounded as perfect as those in commercial productions….


One Of The Best Studio Tricks For A Vocal

When multi-track tape machines came out in the late ’60s, someone figured out you could use the extra tracks for more vocal takes of the same part. Then chop them together as a single master composite vocal track. This is still one of the best studio tricks out there. In this video, you will be…


10 Vocal Recording Tips & Tricks

If you are getting ready to cut your final vocal tracks for one of your songs we produced at Sundown Sessions Studio or in your own studio, here is a top ten list of vocal recording tips & tricks from our senior producer, Chris Shreenan-Dyck. 1) Buy The Right Microphone Every voice is different and…


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