- 1 Should I layer my vocals?
- 2 How do I make my vocals sound more mixed?
- 3 What order should you mix vocals?
- 4 Do rappers stack their vocals?
- 5 What is Voice stacking?
- 6 How many layers do vocals have?
- 7 How can I make my vocal harmonies sound better?
- 8 How loud should my vocals be in a mix?
- 9 Why do my vocals sound bad?
- 10 What frequency do vocals sit?
- 11 How do you EQ vocals like a pro?
Should I layer my 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 I make my vocals sound more mixed?
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.
What order should you mix vocals?
VOCAL MIXING CHAINS STEPS
- STEP 1 – CORRECTIVE EQ. Remove annoying frequencies.
- STEP 2 – DYNAMIC COMPRESSION. tame unruly peaks for more consistent vocal.
- STEP 3 – TONAL SHAPING EQ. bring out presence, midrange power, and air.
- STEP 4 – DE-ESSER.
- STEP 5 TONAL DENSITY COMPRESSION.
- STEP 6 – VOLUME.
- STEP 7 – SATURATION.
Do rappers stack their vocals?
What are vocal doubles? Vocal doubles are when you record a vocal track and then record a second vocal track usually emphasizing key parts of the verse. Rappers and singers have traditionally recorded vocal doubles (informally called “vocal dubs”) on the ending phrases every bar or half a bar..
What is Voice 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 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.
How can I make my vocal harmonies sound better?
5 ways to write lush vocal harmony
- Use parallel motion to create chords. Parallel motion is the easiest way to create a vocal harmony line. Even so, it’s one of the most commonly used techniques in modern genres.
- Follow the chord tones of the song’s progression.
How loud should my 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.
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 frequency do vocals sit?
Male vocals will tend to have their fundamental frequencies between 100–300 Hz, while the fundamental frequencies of a female vocal will usually fall between 200–400 Hz.
How do you EQ vocals like a pro?
Best EQ Settings for Vocals
- Roll off the low-end starting around 90 Hz.
- Reduce the mud around 250 Hz.
- Add a high shelf around 9 kHz & a high roll off around 18 kHz.
- Add a presence boost around 5 kHz.
- Boost the core around 1 kHz to 2 kHz.
- Reduce sibilance around 5 kHz to 8 kHz.