- 1 Should I layer my vocals?
- 2 How can I make my vocal harmonies sound better?
- 3 What order should you mix vocals?
- 4 Should I layer rap vocals?
- 5 What is vocal stacking?
- 6 How many layers do vocals have?
- 7 How do you double your vocals?
- 8 How many vocal takes should I do?
- 9 How do I get perfect harmonies?
- 10 How loud should vocals be in a mix?
- 11 How do you EQ vocals like a pro?
- 12 What effects to add to vocals?
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 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.
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.
Should I layer rap vocals?
If you’re recording a chorus (for rap or a singing style song),your audio engineer can use the vocal double to pan them to the sides to get a more stereo sound. For choruses, in general, I’d recommend recording additional vocal layers of the main vocal to be panned to the left and right side.
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 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 double your vocals?
Two identical vocal tracks will just increase the volume of the section.
- Record again. Recording another vocal track underneath the original is simultaneously the simplest and most difficult way to double vocals.
- Automate the process.
- Modulate pitch and time.
How many vocal takes should I do?
The ideal number of passes seems to be four or five, although many producers will have the vocalist continue to sing the song until they get it almost perfect before moving on to additional passes, in an effort to see if the good take can be beaten.
How do I get perfect harmonies?
Here are four effective (and fun) ways to learn how to sing harmony:
- Sing along with the harmonies of your favorite recordings. This is how I taught myself to hear harmonies.
- Join a choir – (anything but 1st soprano)
- Practice harmonic ear training exercises.
- Apply your music theory knowledge.
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 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.
What effects to add to vocals?
The options available for vocal effects are broad. They include reverb, delay, choir, distortion, compression, gain automation, de-essing, EQ, pitch shift, and echo.