- 1 Should you layer vocals?
- 2 How do you layer your voice?
- 3 Should you put chorus on vocals?
- 4 How many layers do vocals have?
- 5 Do rappers double their vocals?
- 6 What is vocal stacking?
- 7 How loud should vocals be in a mix?
- 8 How do you mix rap vocals professionally?
- 9 Why do my vocals sound muffled?
- 10 Why do my vocals sound bad?
- 11 What vocal effects do singers use?
Should you layer vocals?
Loosely layered vocals will cause you to lose the intimacy you are trying to create. There is an effect you should be aware of though when layering these parts. If your performance is so tight then your vocals will start to sound phasey. Almost canceling out the center image.
How do you layer your voice?
First, pan your lead vocal down the middle, then, like we talked about with doubling, pan your doubles hard left and hard right. The same goes for doubles of your harmonies, if you have them. Then you can play with pads, textures and chops once you’ve found the proper balance with your vocal tracks.
Should you put chorus on vocals?
Again, you don’t want the effect to be noticeable. Add a stereo chorus to the vocal and increase the wetness until you notice the effect, then back it off a touch. The vocals are extremely important and will require more time mixing than most other instruments.
How many layers do vocals have?
I sometimes use five layers during the chorus, or at a pivotal moment in the song. I use the best main vocal track take – or comp the best parts of all my takes if things aren’t too terrible (I am not a singer) – in the center, and use my two runner-up takes for space.
Do rappers double their vocals?
Rappers and singers have traditionally recorded vocal doubles (informally called “vocal dubs”) on the ending phrases every bar or half a bar..
What is vocal stacking?
What does it mean to “stack” a vocal? Stacking vocals in a very general sense just means having multiple vocal tracks in your session. When you’ve got two vocals playing back at the same time, you add complexity and density to your mix.
How loud should vocals be in a mix?
Every vocal is different and every song is different as well. But generally speaking, lead vocal should be moderately loud or the loudest element next to your drums in your mix.
How do you mix rap vocals professionally?
How to Mix Rap Vocals
- Time-Align Vocal Layers. Having multiple layers of the same vocal line means they usually need some time-alignment.
- EQ-ing Rap Vocals.
- Compressing Rap Vocals.
- Using Delay Over Reverb.
- Effects for Doubles and Ad Libs.
- Conclusion: Mixing Rap Vocals.
Why do my vocals sound muffled?
When recorded vocals sound muffled, it’s usually because there is too much energy in the lower frequencies. For a really good quick lesson on what a frequency is, see our post: Good Equalization and Frequency Basics.
Why do my vocals sound bad?
If your vocals are recorded in a bad room, it’s extremely obvious by the end of the mix. The room that an instrument is recorded in always changes the tone. This is ESPECIALLY true for vocals. Room reflections can also cause compression and pitch correction to sound unnatural.
What vocal effects do singers use?
The options available for vocal effects are broad. They include reverb, delay, choir, distortion, compression, gain automation, de-essing, EQ, pitch shift, and echo.