- 1 How do I double my vocals?
- 2 Should you double vocal tracks?
- 3 Should I layer my vocals?
- 4 Should I stack vocals?
- 5 Does Eminem double his vocals?
- 6 What dB should vocals be at?
- 7 How loud should my vocals be in a mix?
- 8 How do you EQ a rock song?
- 9 What vocal effects do rock singers use?
- 10 How many layers do vocals have?
- 11 How do you layer your own vocals?
- 12 How can I make my vocal harmonies sound better?
How do I double my vocals?
Double Tracking Vocals: 9 Tricks From Recording to Mixing
- Get a Clean Vocal Double.
- Don’t Clean It Too Much.
- Double Track Vocals Even If You Don’t Think You’ll Use It.
- Don’t Always Pan Your Vocal Double.
- Remove High End.
- Parallel Process The Vocal Double.
- Use The Double For Emphasized Sections.
- Double Track Backing Vocals.
Should you double vocal tracks?
If you’re making modern rap music than no, you don’t need a vocal double track for the main verses. This is because doing a vocal double is going to make your vocals sound muddy and outdated. If you’re double track is even a millisecond off, you’ll have slight alignment issues with the main vocal track.
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.
Should I stack vocals?
Use vocal stacking as an opportunity to support your lead vocal track – pushing it further toward the front of your mix. To reinforce your lead vocal, track doubles of the same part. Two takes of nearly identical performances can stack to create something that sounds like a thicker single voice.
Does Eminem double his vocals?
I bring Eminem up, because he’s talked in length about how many takes (more than 10) he does to get his vocal doubles sounding precise. I found this vocal only track of Eminem’s Lose Yourself (released in 2002) and you can hear the vocal double track as I defined it earlier.
What dB should vocals be at?
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. This is to keep an even balance on the level of the vocals without distortion.
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.
How do you EQ a rock song?
Start by using a high-pass filter to remove any unwanted low-end. You may also need to cut around 200 Hz to remove muddiness and room noise. For darker, slower hard rock tracks, make sure there’s plenty of low-mid range between 300 Hz – 1 kHz. For a more aggressive, in-your-face sound, try booting around 1 – 5 kHz.
What vocal effects do rock singers use?
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- Reverb. The holy grail of vocal effects, reverb is used on just about all vocal tracks to create a sense of space.
- Compression. Boiled down to basics, compression is automatic volume control.
- Pitch correction.
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 do you layer your own vocals?
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.
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.