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
“What volume should I have on the Master/ Stereo Out, when the mix is ready?” Keep RMS around -10-12dB, ceiling -1dB and you are done:) To make use of this short statement in practice we need to clarify some things like the difference between gain, volume, level and loudness and also some other questions need… Continue reading “What Volume Should I Have On The Master/ Stereo Out, When The Mix Is Ready?”
This week we are talking all about automating vocals and breaking your mix into parts. Raw Transcript: Announcer: This is the MixCoach podcast number 69. John: On this episode of the podcast we’re going to talk about automating vocals and a simple way to break something down from a huge track count into its individual… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 069: Automating Vocals
I had a subscriber ask how to EQ a vocal. I told him that getting a great vocal sound really begins before EQ… Don’t worry… I shared the magic frequencies too. [youtube]p2ob23e0PfM[/youtube] Raw Transcript: Hey guys, it is Kevin again with MixCoach. This is another episode of the MixCoach Minute, brought to you by MixCoach… Continue reading 022 MixCoach Minute-How to get a good vocal sound
I had a cool vocal session yesterday and I wanted to recap a very important thing that I did before we ever started recording [youtube]0pkWsIGHKDE[/youtube] Raw Transcript: Hey guys, its Kevin with MixCoach. It is Saturday. Time for another episode of the MixCoach Minute. By the way, I am not going to be posting the… Continue reading 018 MixCoach Minute – My first ten minutes of a vocal session
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
Sometimes you want to do something different to just one phrase of a vocal. In this video, I’ll explain how I process a ‘telephone’ vocal into one line of a song… all without automation 🙂 How do YOU do this trick? [youtube]T4aVkaD7wxk[/youtube]
There’s a step by step process that I use every time I open the SSL plug-in… especially on vocals. I want to show you how I set up my SSL channel strip to make the vocals really stand up in a mix. This also works especially great for acoustic guitars, electric guitars, keys… everything. Check… Continue reading MixCoach Playbook – Vocal Processing with the SSL Channel Plugin
In this episode, Kevin talks about how to get a great choir sound in multiple styles and genres. Kevin even talks about how to get a great full choir sound with only three people! Question: How do YOU record ensembles?
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?