Mixing Music

Saturation Before Or After Compression

Saturation Before Or After Compression

If you’re working in an analog environment where you’ve got pre-amps, console, and other outboard gear you wouldn’t have to worry about saturation.This is because saturation happens naturally as the audio passes through these different pieces of gear. You don’t even have to think about it. But when mixing in the …

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How To Use Dynamic EQ On Vocals

How To Use Dynamic EQ On Vocals

There’s a lot of confusion about dynamic equalization (EQ). Dynamic EQ is a great way to enhance the clarity, punch, and intelligibility of a vocal track.This post is the first in a series where I will be exploring different ways to use dynamic EQ on vocals.The equalization of vocals is …

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Do Vocals Need EQ?

These days most artists and engineers prefer the DIY route, which means vocals are usually not being recorded in a well-treated room.It's not always the environment that creates unpleasant vocals, sometimes it's simply the singer's voice itself. Each voice resonates in different ways, which can produce boomy, muddy, nasal, or …

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What Is A Good Compression Ratio For Vocals

What Is A Good Compression Ratio For Vocals

There is a lot of confusion surrounding compression ratios and how they work. In essence, compression is used to reduce the dynamic range in a recording. This means that the overall sound will be louder and more consistent. By controlling the maximum levels and maintaining a higher average loudness, you …

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Is Compression Good On Vocals

Is Compression Good On Vocals

Compression is one of the most important tools for recording, production, mixing, and mastering music.It is used in music and also on radio, film, gaming, etc. to make sure that the volume doesn’t fluctuate but remains consistent.These days, streaming services are now implementing compression to ensure that the consumer gets …

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Mix Bus Compression Tutorial

How the Pros Set Their Mix Bus Compression

The topic of mix bus compression can be a mystery and confusing for new mixers. Top engineers swear by it, claiming that it gives a mix more depth, punch, and glue. Nonetheless, if you are new to mixing, it might seem like a dark art.A well-tuned compressor on the mix …

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vocal eq cheat sheet

Vocal EQ Cheat Sheet

If you've ever wished you had a Vocal EQ cheat sheet, then you're in luck! This post will provide you with a basic guide to equalizing a voice, as well as some tips for how to use it to your advantage. EQ is one of the most important tools that you …

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How To EQ Vocals Like A Pro

How To EQ Vocals Like A Pro

The act of equalizing vocals can be one of the most important steps in achieving a great mix. By using various EQ techniques, you can control the tone and texture of the vocal, making it sound clear and powerful against the other instruments in the mix. In this article, we'll …

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Vocal Compression Attack and Release Settings

Vocal Compression Attack and Release Settings

Vocal compression is an essential part of mixing music, and it can be a tricky process to get right. It is not uncommon to see a vocal producer or engineer struggle with getting the attack and release settings correct for their vocal tracks. This is because it's important to set …

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Rap Vocal Compression Settings

Rap Vocal Compression Settings

Compression is one of the most important steps of mixing a song.When done right, it will make every sound in a mix sit well without fluctuating throughout the entire track.When done wrong, other sounds will be loud in certain parts while other tracks will be quieter in different sections of …

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