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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Sinking in the Voxs Reply with quote

Will you please share the basic secrets of getting you vocals to blend into the mix,,, mine always seem to be sticking out a bit too much

thanks in advance...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the more difficult things to get right. You really have to create a hole in the mix sonically for the vocals to fit into. It's a matter of stereo spread, eq'ing.
You have to think about the frequencies, how they are overlapping the vocals, where you need to cut a bit so the vocals don't disappear or overdrive the mix..

You get better at it the more you do it. Its a matter of learning what to listen for.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one trick might be to have one track panned centered with no effect and one track panned to the right or left with some reverb on it. that track will always be set lower than the main track which should always have some sort of compression which should level out your voxs.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vox right up the middle and pan everything away from it.

Cut 3 dB an octave wide on everything at 350 Hz except the vox.

Keep the vox drier than everything else in terms of reverb.

Now, watch that sucker stand out!

This advice is actually a starting point, no matter how flippant it seems. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome guys...thanks a ton for the advice... you guys are always there to lend a helping hand...looking forward to trying all the tricks...now i just have to figure out how to make it happen in Pro Tools...

thanks again

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watch out you do not create the thinnest mix ever, circa 350Hz is important.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. That's what I found out since I last posted in this thread. Cut the low mids enough to clear out the mud, but not so much that things start sounding thin.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that 250-400Hz is a real challenge until you know the monitoring inside out I find. In fact I do not even trust my IB1's (and they were not cheap) in this area, I still need the Dynaudio BM6 as a secondary check simply because I have worked with them for about 10 years of my engineering career and so it's difficult to let them go.
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