Mixing and Balancing Vocals (FFL!)

We’re joined by Head of School JC Concato to find out how to turn sit a dry vocal in your mix with plenty of tips for width, depth and power. Try one of our courses for free here :: http://ow.ly/usShE

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This movie is a free lesson from Dale Anderson’s House Production Course: http://www.music-courses.com/product.asp?P_ID=216

The lesson guides you through various techniques for improving parts using compression, EQ, reverbs of different sizes, delays and so on. These effects are applied as both inserts and on auxiliary channels as send effects.

Attention is paid to the balance throughout, as well as the overall width, where sample delays and spreaders are added to increase the size of the mix.


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Can't hear while the music on and talking at the same time 🙁 missing good information :(?

would love to see some 80s sort of production tutorial. with gated reverbed snare, and more heavily processed vocals like duran duran, and maybe some other 80s tips like guitar tone, drum programming, etc. computer music magazine did a short little excerpt called producing 80s pop that i wish they did more of recently that covered some great starting points. I feel like it's coming back around in pop music with productions like taylor swift's new album, that obviously takes from that time period.

I hope so at least. not to bag on dubstep cause there is some great dubstep but hearing the basses and productions in pop music lately in that direction is really not doing it for me.?

hey do you guy do anything on danchall or reggae music?

I noticed alot of the effects that were set up on buses are in mono? is that decision for cpu saving or does having those bus effects in mono give it more space??

I am from Los Angeles, and there's a guys here who does axcellent mixes called Raz Klinghoffer, you should check out his mixes their really good?

Dammit.. cant hear what you are saying when you run the track at that volume…?

Just a suggestion but I find it very difficult to understand the dialogue when the demo vocal is so loud. It actually drowns out the lesson being taught. maybe that is just a problem listening on youtube. not sure ??

I'd love to see the same type of tutorial showing JC having to balance out a fairly bad vocal… that is, recorded using a decent $350-$450 mic, but with original vocal not compressed or EQ'd… so we can see him work him magic in that department!  Great vids that and also, what's the name of the song?  Cool tune!?

Nice FFL session, guys!

Question: Ive used limiters as a final unit in my lead vox before, which has worked nicely for some projects. Im interested as to what is used more often to push lead vox just that last bit, would it be parallel compression or limiting?
Id assume parallel compression would help adding a subtle bit more of character to the vox than limiting it??

Hey guys! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group and let you know what's new. We've just brought out a couple of online courses that you might be interested in… one by Andy Lee (http://www.music-courses.com/product.asp?P_ID=212) and one by Dale Anderson (http://www.music-courses.com/product.asp?P_ID=216). The Dale Anderson course has a sample tutorial, so you can check out some of Dale's pro mixing tips for free by watching the following vid on our yoututbe channel – hope you like it! House Mixing Tips from Dale Anderson – Producing 'Makes Me Feel'?

depends on the bass, peak has a faster reaction time than RMS. But, It totally depends on the actual sound. (No matter what instrument)

On the Bass compressor peak better then RMS. I think RMS for sounds like pad.

Pero a ver, a quién le va a interesar aprender a hacer semejante basura de tema? Yo me acuerdo de que cuando empecé sonaba mas o menos como eso. Menudos pros del palo… mima y me acabo de quedar con que está masterizado… madre mía… jajajajaja… y pensar que cobráis a la gente por esto… menudo futuro musical nos espera.