- 1 How do you make your vocals sound pro?
- 2 Should I put reverb on my vocals?
- 3 What effects to add to vocals?
- 4 What type of reverb is best for vocals?
- 5 How do I make reverb sound better?
- 6 Does reverb make you sound better?
- 7 Why do my vocals sound amatuer?
- 8 Why do my vocals sound bad?
- 9 How do I make my vocals thicker?
- 10 How loud should my reverb be?
How do you make your vocals sound pro?
We’ll start off with four tracking essentials then cover eight DSP techniques that can polish your vocal to pro -level perfection.
- 1 – Singing Is a Physical Activity.
- 2 – Choose the Right Mic.
- 3 – Choose the Right Condenser Mic Diaphragm Size.
- 4 – Study Mic Technique.
- 5 – Remove Noise.
- 6 – Do You Need the Lowest Frequencies?
Should I put reverb on my vocals?
Reverb will fill the sound of the vocals out nicely. It will give them more fullness and sustain, and will have a more “natural” sound to them. BUT reverb will also push the vocals back in the mix. It can cause them to lose energy and cohesion, because it overlaps the words and washes them out.
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.
What type of reverb is best for vocals?
But I still want to add some brightness, plate reverb is going to be good for that. And in general, that’s why plate reverb works well on vocals. Now, let’s go back to the idea of short decay times, because shorter decay times also work well on vocals, because we don’t want to make the vocal go too far back in the mix.
How do I make reverb sound better?
Another important factor in getting a great reverb sound is the pre-delay setting. Pre-delay is the amount of time before the onset of the reverberant field. Longer pre-delay settings will add more depth to the reverb when the dry signal is up front in the mix.
Does reverb make you sound better?
When you “normally” sing, you don’t just sing in a dead room (or just inside your head), you hear at least some natural reflections and resonances. So reverb adds the illusion of these reflections and resonances and subsequently sounds more natural to your ears.
Why do my vocals sound amatuer?
Another reason you may hear vocals sticking out so much is if they were recorded over a ‘beat’ or a pre-made composition. It’s hard to make room for/blend a vocal into an instrumental track that’s already been produced since you have a lot less control over individual instruments.
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.
How do I make my vocals thicker?
Use temporal, tuning, and low level compressing effects to create a vocal that sounds thick, and dense enough to cut through your mix. The idea is to create multiple reflections and voices, that can be combined with and augment the original signal.
How loud should my reverb be?
Levels – How Loud Should the Reverb Be? Always set your reverb volumes with the full song playing, not with each instrument in solo. The golden rule of almost every signal processing effect is to increase the volume to where you want it, and then turn it back down some. Less is more.