- 1 How do I make my vocals the same volume?
- 2 Do you normalize vocals?
- 3 How many dB should vocals be?
- 4 What volume level should I mix at?
- 5 At what volume should I mix?
- 6 Why is normalizing audio bad?
- 7 Should I normalize audio before mastering?
- 8 Should you always normalize audio?
- 9 Should vocals be louder than bass?
- 10 Where should vocals sit in a mix?
- 11 How loud is a 808 mix?
- 12 Does volume leveling reduce quality?
- 13 How do you equalize audio?
How do I make my vocals the same volume?
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.
Do you normalize vocals?
Yes, its makes no difference if you level the items down per normalizing or per item level. You can do both to get a rough low gain mix. But you shouldn’t use normalization to maximize the peak to a 0db level because it really makes no sense to crank it up if you then have to level it even more down.
How many dB should vocals be?
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.
What volume level should I mix at?
A good rule of thumb is that your volume level should be low enough to allow for conversation without raising your voice. If you need to shout to be heard, your monitors are too loud.
At what volume should I mix?
I recommend mixing at -23 dB LUFS, or having your peaks be between -18dB and -3dB. This will allow the mastering engineer the opportunity to process your song, without having to resort to turning it down.
Why is normalizing audio bad?
The audio quality remains the same. All you are doing is blowing up the audio like a balloon, but by making it louder you are making it noisier. If you have to normalize it usually means one thing, the audio has been recorded too quiet, which is never good. It can, but usually doesn’t.
Should I normalize audio before mastering?
A: Few mastering engineers rely entirely on the normalization function of a software DAW to adjust levels. Normalizing increases the gain of an audio file until its loudest point (or sample) is at the maximum available level of the system.
Should you always normalize audio?
Audio should be normalized for two reasons: 1. to get the maximum volume, and 2. for matching volumes of different songs or program segments. Peak normalization to 0 dBFS is a bad idea for any components to be used in a multi-track recording. As soon as extra processing or play tracks are added, the audio may overload.
Should vocals be louder than bass?
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.
Where should vocals sit in a mix?
Tip #1 – Here’s a top notch trick to get your vocals to sit on top of the mix nicely. Send everything but the vocals to their own aux, and apply a very subtle compressor (only a few dB’s reduction). Side chain the lead vocals to this compressor. This will dip the track by a 2 or 3 dB’s every time the vocals come in.
How loud is a 808 mix?
Make It Loud! Just make it loud in the context of the mix. Start with all your faders down. Bring up the 808 so it’s at a reasonable level in your DAW (probably somewhere around -18 dBFS ).
Does volume leveling reduce quality?
Changing the volume of digital audio data does impact quality. But with any competent device, the added distortion artifacts are so miniscule as to not matter. Especially when compared to the 100 times worse distortion you get from even really good loudspeakers.
How do you equalize audio?
EQ Method 2 Equalize to make the instrument or mix bigger and larger than life.
- Set the Boost/Cut knob to a moderate level of BOOST (8 or 10dB should work).
- Sweep through the frequencies in the bass band until you find the frequency where the sound has the desired amount of fullness.
- Adjust the amount of Boost to taste.