- 1 What does doubling the vocals help the vocals do?
- 2 Should you double vocal tracks?
- 3 When should you stack vocals?
- 4 Should you layer vocals?
- 5 How do you double your vocals?
- 6 How do you treat doubled vocals?
- 7 Does Eminem double his vocals?
- 8 What dB should vocals be at?
- 9 How loud should my vocals be in a mix?
- 10 How many layers do vocals have?
- 11 How can I make my vocals better?
- 12 How can I improve my vocals?
What does doubling the vocals help the vocals do?
Doubling the vocals can work well for two apparent reasons. First, it strengthens the vocal sound; second, it fills the gaps and hides the tuning inconsistencies.
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 This is because doing a vocal double is going to make your vocals sound muddy and outdated.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.
When should you 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.
Should you layer 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 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 do you treat doubled vocals?
You can use a quality de-esser plugin like Waves Sibilance or De-Esser to heavily treat the double vocal tracks, allowing them to still sound natural in the mix. If you’ve brought your vocalist in for a second recording session to track doubles, it’s possible they could be a bit flat or sharp that day.
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 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 can I make my vocals better?
10 Ways to Make Vocals Sound Modern & Professional
- 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.
How can I improve my vocals?
20 Vocal Production Tips
- Keep It Dry. It’s a good idea to always record your vocals dry unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise.
- Create Space Pockets.
- Consider Mic Emulation.
- Aim for DSP Powered Monitor Effects.
- De-ess with Care.
- Record Everything.
- Sweet Harmonies.
- Loop and Comp.