- 1 How do you blend backgrounds on vocals?
- 2 How do I make my vocals sound more mixed?
- 3 Where should background vocals sit in a mix?
- 4 How loud should background vocals be in a mix?
- 5 Should background vocals be mono or stereo?
- 6 What frequency do vocals sit?
- 7 Why do my vocals sound bad?
- 8 Why do my vocals sound muffled?
- 9 Should backing vocals be panned?
- 10 How do you blend harmonies?
- 11 How can I improve my DJ mix?
- 12 How do DJs mix well?
- 13 What makes a good DJ set?
How do you blend backgrounds on vocals?
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.
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.
Where should background vocals sit in a mix?
Background vocals should sit somewhere underneath the leads in terms of volume. There’s no one-mix-fits-all dB amount to go by, but you should definitely be thinking in terms of quieter backgrounds and louder leads.
How loud should background vocals be in a mix?
Adjust the fader on the group buss until the backing vocals sit nicely underneath the lead vocal. They shouldn’t be anywhere near as loud as the lead vocal part, but should still be clearly audible.
Should background vocals be mono or stereo?
If you record one vocalist, your vocals should be mono. However, if you record two vocalists or more or if you record in a room with unique acoustics, the vocals should be stereo. Moreover, recording vocals in mono makes them sound powerful, clear, and upfront.
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.
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.
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.
Should backing vocals be panned?
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.
How can I improve my DJ mix?
12 DJ Tips + Techniques to Improve Your Live Sets
- Practice and Prepare. Practice makes for much better DJ sets than a free-form approach to the craft.
- Be Flexible.
- Plan in Threes.
- Identify Your Audience.
- Play Appropriately for your Time Slot.
- Push and Pull.
- Keep Your Levels Out of the Red.
How do DJs mix well?
When learning how to dj mix you should always bring in track two with its gain set much lower than track one. So set the gain on track two to around a quarter open. Once the crossfader is in the central position you can slowly increase the gain until it sounds perfect over the monitors.
What makes a good DJ set?
What Makes A Great DJ?
- Demonstrating a love of DJing (and music in general)
- Not being afraid to adapt and diversify.
- Proactively building relationships with venues.
- Keeping an eye out for the latest tunes and technology.
- Having an ear for a good set.
- Using digital marketing to your advantage.