Vocals in the Mix
Posted on Sep 12, 2007 03:34 am
Member Since: Jul 27, 2007
right, i have the music sounding half good, bu adding effects setting levels and eq etc, sounds pretty sweet (well amazing actually) im proud of myself.
now i messed about last night recording some vocal, and i could not for the life of me get it to "fit into the mix, i tried eq'ing reverb delay, loadsa stuff. it didnt sound bad, but it didnt sound as good as the music i have down, it kinda sounded (if u get what i mean) like i had a karaoke backing track which is perfect and sang over it, it didnt sound part of the song, it just sounded on top of it.
any suggestions mates??
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Sep 12, 2007 03:58 am try eq-ing out the vocal range in the other midrange instruments (guitars and keys mainly)...that'll give them tonal 'space'...
also compression will help even out the super-loud parts that tend to 'pop' right out of the mix....go easy on it though.
next sink it back with reverb...try messing with pre-delay settings and early reflections if you can...
keep the vocal mono (mainly) and pan out the other tracks around it.
that's about the jist of getting vocals 'into' the mix.
Sep 12, 2007 04:23 am cheers mate
so i record vocals in mono and pan centre??
i thought vocals should be recorded stereo, am i wrong??
Sep 12, 2007 04:38 am yeah mono panned center....stereo would mean recording with two mics...if you're only using one mic for a single point souce (voice) then it's gonna be a mono track.
stereo doesn't exactly mean 'sound out of both speakers'
Sep 12, 2007 05:08 am thanks mate, il give that a whirl tonight
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