- 1 How do you fit vocals in a mix?
- 2 How do you get background vocals to sit in the mix?
- 3 Where should vocals be in the mix?
- 4 How many dB should vocals be in a mix?
- 5 How do I make my vocals closer?
- 6 Should background vocals be panned?
- 7 Should I pan backing vocals?
- 8 How do you blend harmonies?
- 9 Should Kick be louder than snare?
- 10 How much DB should a beat be?
- 11 Are my vocals too loud in mix?
- 12 How loud is a 808 mix?
How do you fit vocals in a mix?
Tip #1 – Here’s a top notch trick to get your vocals to sit on top of the mix nicely. Send everything but the vocals to their own aux, and apply a very subtle compressor (only a few dB’s reduction). Side chain the lead vocals to this compressor. This will dip the track by a 2 or 3 dB’s every time the vocals come in.
How do you get background vocals to sit in the mix?
The Top Seven Ways for Blending Backing Vocals
- Less volume. Most of the time, the backing vocalists are supporting the lead singer.
- Roll off some of their high frequencies.
- Back off the lows.
- Separate and blend with reverb.
- Compress them.
- Actively mix them.
- Blend the vocalists together.
Where should vocals be in the 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 many dB should vocals be in a mix?
If you mix them too loudly, they will stick out. What dB should vocals be recorded at? You should record vocals at an average of -18dB for 24-bit resolution. The loudest parts of the recording should peak at -10dB and be lowest at -24dB.
How do I make my vocals closer?
Once you apply these ten techniques, your mixes as a whole will improve.
- Top-End Boost.
- Use a De’Esser.
- Remove Resonances.
- Control the Dynamics with Automation.
- Catch the Peaks with a Limiter.
- Use Multiband Compression.
- Enhance the Highs with Saturation.
- Use Delays Instead of Reverb.
Should background vocals be panned?
If you have several background tracks, you’ll want to pan them away from the center. This will create space for your vocal to live in. How much you pan your BGVs is up to you. It depends on the song and your own taste.
Should I pan backing vocals?
It depends on how you whant the backing vocals to sound. I suggest you try hard panning two of them and have the other two halfway to each side. This way you get the width but it will sound more solid and cohesive across the stereo image.
How do you blend harmonies?
For the best blend, work on matching your tone to one another. That means matching qualities such as brightness or deepness of sound, nasality and vibrato. Ragged phrasing is the commonest reason that back-up harmonies may sound unprofessional.
Should Kick be louder than snare?
The snare is the foundation of the backbeat, and typically one of the loudest elements in the mix. Next, bring the kick fader up until it sounds almost as loud as the snare. It should be loud enough that the low frequencies are rich and powerful, but not so loud that it masks the bottom-end of the snare drum.
How much DB should a beat be?
How much Db should a beat be at before vocals and after everything has been leveled, mixed and mastered? The peaks should be at 0 db.
Are my vocals too loud in mix?
If you find that the vocals suddenly go from sounding too low in the mix to too loud, then you need to apply more dynamic processing. Vocals with wildly uncontrolled dynamics are a hallmark sign of an amateur mix engineer.
How loud is a 808 mix?
Make It Loud! Just make it loud in the context of the mix. Start with all your faders down. Bring up the 808 so it’s at a reasonable level in your DAW (probably somewhere around -18 dBFS ).