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Double Tracking Vocals: 9 Tricks From Recording to Mixing

Double tracking vocals involves having your vocalist sing the exact same part of a song on a second track. This “vocal double” is then blended with the main vocal track, to enhance it’s sound. In a strange way it tends to be both an underrated and overrated tool in the music recording world.   Double…


9 Pro Parallel Compression Tips For Vocals

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  Getting vocals to sit in a mix in an upfront yet natural way can be difficult when first learning how to mix vocals. Compression is a great way to bring a vocal forward in a mix but it can also cause unappealing sonic artifacts. The solution to this problem that many professional mixing engineers…


Melodyne vs Auto-Tune: 4 Major Differences

  Have you ever wondered how professional vocals sound so perfect? Even if you don’t realize it, the engineer most likely tuned the vocals with a tool such as Celemony’s Melodyne or Auto-Tune by Antares.   In today’s day and age tuning vocals is a necessity to commercial recordings. However, doing so requires the right…


17 Professional Tips for Mixing Lead Vocals

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…


7 Professional Tricks for De Essing Vocals

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…


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