Recording Vocals over a backing track.

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Member Since: Aug 28, 2007

Just looking for tips in recording vocals over a downloaded backing track.

* what is the best way to get it to sound like the vocals are part of the mix ? any tips or suggestions welcome..

using mixcraft, it sounds fine.. when finished but music sounds in background...


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Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Nov 08, 2010 11:18 am

keep it mono, compress, add reverb/delay to "tuck it back into the mix"...match the verb with the rest of the song as best you can. auto-tune the snot outta it, if the original was recorded after 2005 ;)

i'll give it a whack if ya feel like sendin' me the tracks....i'm gettin' kinda bored with my stuff anyway.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Nov 08, 2010 02:47 pm

a little bit of verb, eq the vocal track, and sometimes cutting a small eq notch in the backing track helps alot also (depending on the track)

MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
Since: Aug 05, 2008

Nov 08, 2010 05:40 pm

This is where "keeping a good amount of headroom at every possible stage of production" comes in handy. I've heard 'em too -- Backing tracks that are smashed to pieces. Nearly impossible to get anything additional to 'sit inside' a mix like that.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Nov 08, 2010 10:50 pm

I've had to deal with that... it makes it way more difficult than it has to be. I had to give my beat maker friend some tips and instructions not to do that....

Dreaming out of control on my last album was like that. It took me so much effort to try and make my vocals fit.

Since: Aug 28, 2007

Nov 09, 2010 05:54 am

Thanks or the advice.

I might send those whose your daddy..


The backing track is just one track downloaded from a site karoke version, cheap backing tracks..

So do not have the individual instruments tracks, its just one track..

Is it still possible to get a good mix in the scenario. ??

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Nov 09, 2010 08:57 am

can't hurt to try yo...

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