Mixing Music

Vocal Compression Cheat Sheet

Vocal Compression Cheat Sheet

Unlike reverb, delay, and other time-based effects where you can immediately hear how they affect a signal, compression is different.It can take months (or even years) to be able to tell what a compressor is doing to a particular sound.But once you hear it, it’s tough not to listen to …

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vocal reverb tips for a perfect mix

5 Vocal Reverb Tips You Can Use To Get A Perfect Mix

It is crucial to decide what you want to achieve with the reverb before choosing any plugin.  You need a good intent to get the best results.Think about how the reverb makes you feel instead of focusing on how it sounds.  Sometimes you might go for something that’s natural, lush, …

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how to compress vocals

Struggling with Vocal Compression? TRY THIS!

Getting a vocal to sit perfectly in a mix is not always a walk in the park especially if you’re working with a singer or rapper who doesn’t have a proper mic technique.In that case, getting the right vocal compression settings can be a hit or miss for a lot …

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how to use reference tracks when mixing

How To Use Reference Tracks When Mixing

Using reference tracks when mixing or making music is something that I wish I knew in the early days of my music career.Reference songs can help you improve the quality of your music at a much faster rate.When you are more advanced you'll be able to get quality songs that …

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How To Create Depth In A Mix | Add Life To Your Mixes

How To Create Depth In A Mix | Add Life To Your Mixes

After doing a survey for my blog subscribers I realized that some of my readers are struggling to create depth in a mix.So, in today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add life to your mixes by adding more depth, and this will help you to always picture …

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how to eq overheads in any genre

How To EQ Drum Overheads

Today you’re not only going to learn how to EQ drum overheads but you’ll be able to apply these techniques to different projects in various genres.When it comes to mixing overheads it is important to diagnose whether your OH (overheads) needs an EQ or not. In some cases, especially when …

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How to Prepare Vocals For Mixing

How to Prepare Vocals For Mixing

Today I would like to share with you a great checklist that you can use to prepare your vocals for mixing.Getting your vocals well prepared will make the process of mixing much smoother and FASTER. This is simply because you won't be focused on fixing problems but spend most of …

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Should You Mix Your Own Music?

Today I’ll be answering one of the most frequently asked questions by most musicians, which is; should you mix your own music?I believe that since you’re the one who knows exactly what the final mix and master should sound like then you're the best person for the job. This way …

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Mixing Vocals On An Already Mastered Instrumental

Mixing Vocals On An Already Mastered Instrumental

Lately, I’m getting questions from vocalists who want to mix their voices on a beat. Mixing vocals on an already mastered instrumental is possible and today I’ll show you how.Every time I ask musicians why they don't simply get the separate multitracks they usually say it’s expensive. So, now I …

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Should Drums Be Mono or Stereo

Should Drums Be Mono or Stereo

I just received an email from one of my blog readers asking me should drums be mono or stereo. Having your drums in mono is often ideal when you’re recording a live drum kit to help prevent phasing issues that usually occur when recording in stereo.  When dealing with samples …

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