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#7 - Vocal Mixing Techniques, McDSP Plug-Ins, and Corner Office Q+A. How to Process Vocals for an Amazing Professional Sound. Persuading a problematic vocal recording to play nicely with the rest of your mix can seem like a futile task.

How to Process Vocals for an Amazing Professional Sound

Well-recorded vocals and poorly-recorded vocals both need to be correctly prepared, and the processes we're going through today will help you turn your untreated vocal take into a polished and commercial sound. Note: this tutorial contains embedded audio that will not display in a feed reader. Click back to the site to read the tutorial with audio or download the Play Pack at the end of the tut. Before we get started, have a listen to our untreated vocal. Unprocessed Vocal The first thing you’ll probably notice about any vocal recording (good or bad) is the presence of background noise, ranging from subtle to annoying. Before the core of the vocal signal can be tackled and processed efficiently, as much of this background noise as possible must be removed. Noise gates are supplied in one form or another with pretty much every DAW (digital audio workstation). Gated vocal EQed vocal.  Home Recording and DIY Promotion Magazine.

Music Mixing Tips and Articles. Sharpen your music mixing skills with the knowledge and techniques you'll discover below.

Music Mixing Tips and Articles

The art of the great mixdown can seem at times like magic, and indeed it does involve some pretty subtle manipulations and cunning aural trickery. The real secret as you probably know by now is no secret at all: only knowledge and practice will improve your game. Knowledge and practice act as the two pillars upon which your mixing abilities rest. You should therefore always strive to learn more about the gear you use and add new techniques to your audio mixing skillset. The mixing knowledge we share with you below will provide you with insights and techniques to apply to your own work. Remember, if it sounds great, it is great. Dive into the music mixing articles below right now and then get back in the mix and work it like an obsessed audio scientist. We look forward to hearing your results! Current mixing articles... "4 Kick and Bass EQ tips for tighter mixes... " Sounds and Success. While many studios are still using Pro Tools 8 and Accel cards, Avid announced the availability of Pro Tools 10 and the new Pro Tools|HDX DAW systems.

According to Avid, Pro Tools 10 represents “a gigantic leap in sound and speed,” … You can’t log on to Twitter without seeing an artist or producer with 0 placements claiming to have just cooked up a “hit.” What exactly is a hit song? Although some of what makes a song popular can’t be measured, has … [Written by Ian Clifford. [Written by Matthew Weiss of The Pro Audio Files.] Popular beatmaking software Fruity Loops may make its way to Mac sooner than you think. [Written by Matthew Weiss of] Audio How To: get professional sounding mix. DAWGuidelineLong. Pro Sound Web. Sound How - "How'd they get that sound?" Audio Undone.

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