3 Tips To Better Vocal Mixes

Today, I’m going to give you some pointers on how to get your vocal to not be too loud and to also be heard… Let’s face it, the vocal is very important. We need to hear it. Get my personal mixing checklist here http://mixcoach.com/checklist [iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15035189/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/462795″ height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]… Continue reading 3 Tips To Better Vocal Mixes

My Workflow For Comping and Tuning Vocals

Back in the day, when there were only 24 tracks to record to, we used to save one track to put the vocal on. We had to make some pretty critical “last minute” decisions on whether to keep a “pretty good” performance or try for “the Grammy” performance. That was pretty AWESOME!… can we do… Continue reading My Workflow For Comping and Tuning Vocals

3 Ways To Control Sibilance

What is Sibilance? The true definition of Sibilance is a complicated statement about the way air flows over your teeth and tongue etc. For the purpose of this article, we are only going to be concerned with the way the letter ‘S’ sounds within vocal tracks in our songs/ mixes, as well as WHY sibilance… Continue reading 3 Ways To Control Sibilance

How To Tune Vocals On A Budget

On this episode of the MixCoach Podcast Kevin answers a question from one of our subscribers about his approach to tuning vocals using Melodyne, Autotune, and Waves Tune.  Check out this episode to learn more about what techniques Kevin uses for tuning vocals.  Enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the MixCoach… Continue reading How To Tune Vocals On A Budget

The Kaotica Eyeball – Now you can record great vocals in any setting

This is Matt Butler with Mixcoach here to talk about a relatively new product for audio engineers. The Kaotica Eyeball is the latest innovation for acoustic treatment for large or home studios alike. At first I thought, “Oh boy. Another acoustic treatment gimmick!”. After about 15 minutes of using the Kaotica Eyeball, I was singing… Continue reading The Kaotica Eyeball – Now you can record great vocals in any setting

004 MixCoach Minute- How to make a vocal sound double-tracked with one source

In this MixCoach Minute, I give at least 4 different ways to make a vocal (or background vocals) sound double-tracked. [youtube]zNWgBYQSeRI[/youtube] Raw Transcript: Hello, it’s Kevin from MixCoach, here for another episode of The MixCoach Minute. This is episode four. This episode, as you know, is brought to you by MixCoach Member. If you want… Continue reading 004 MixCoach Minute- How to make a vocal sound double-tracked with one source

Recording Vocals in a booth – Strategy from the front line

There’s a lot of human psychology that goes into nurturing a performance out of great singers.  The studio environment is where it’s cultivated when it’s time to actually capture it. I am working at the Sound Kitchen today and wanted you to see my way of capturing the performances this time as opposed to the… Continue reading Recording Vocals in a booth – Strategy from the front line

MixCoach Podcast 030 : Vocal Tuning – “To tune, or not to tune?”

In this episode, Kevin talks about when to tune and when not to tune, as well as, what tuning tools to use in specific circumstances. Question: What tools have you had success, or complete failure, using to tune vocals?

MixCoach Podcast 029 : Magic Wands of Mixing (or plug-ins that can really save a recording)

In this episode, specific tools and plug-ins that have saved the day in the past are discussed. Kevin discusses issues in mixing that are beyond the engineer’s control and how to fix these issues. Everything from noise in specific tracks, to synching errors, and more.   Question: What tools have saved your productions in the… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 029 : Magic Wands of Mixing (or plug-ins that can really save a recording)