When mixing vocals, there are three main things you need to focus on: clarity, volume, and emotion. If you can get those three things right, your vocals will sound great! In this blog post, we’ll discuss each factor in detail and show three ways you can improve your vocal mixing. Let’s get started!
Using automation and clip gain
There are two great ways to improve clarity in your vocal mix. By automating the level of your vocals, you can ensure that they are always sitting right in the mix and not getting lost in the instruments. Clip gain is also a great way to control levels, and it’s especially useful for fixing problem areas in recordings. Simply put, if there are
Use Multiple Compressors on Your Vocals
Another great way to improve your vocal mixing is to use multiple compressors. This will help even out the levels of your vocals and make them sound more consistent. Start with a slow attack and release, then add a second compressor with a faster attack and release. Experiment with different settings until you find something that sounds good to you.
Short Reverb and Delay times on vocals
Lastly, I recommend using short reverb and delay times on your vocals. This will help to add space and depth to your vocal mix without making it sound too muddy. Start with a short delay time of around 50-100 milliseconds, and experiment with different reverb settings until you find something that sounds good.
I hope you found these tips helpful. Watch the video to see the full breakdown. If you need your songs mixed and mastered, make sure to reach out.