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How to make vocals less harsh

June 01, 2020

vocals should never hurt your ears. They should sound pleasant, sometimes even euphoric. If your high end is hurting your ears because it is too piercing you should use a...
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3 Creative Vocal Preset Techniques

May 22, 2020

Vocal mixing presets, also known as vocal presets, are a fantastic tool for instantly inspiring creativity. I have found they give artists a new perspective on their voice and enable them to focus on performance.
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Top 5 best effects for vocals

May 15, 2020 1 Comment

There are loads of creative effects out there. A lot of them do similar things. For example; at first glance a phaser and a flanger have similar sounds to them but ultimately are different. The devil is in the details with how some of these effects sound different than one another.

 

Let's go over the VocalPresets top 5 best effects for vocals in 2020. 

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What are vocal presets?

May 13, 2020

Vocals are the most important part of any song.

 

If your vocal doesn't immediately capture your audiences attention you've already lost.

 

Back in the day, artists like Bob Dylan could get away with lackluster voices and amazing storytelling. This was early on in the commercialization of music and like most developing categories, if a certain element is great that could be good enough. 

 

Not anymore. Now you must have excellent vocals in order to capture your audiences attention. Especially if you're making pop songs, rap songs r&b songs or any other type of mainstream music.

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How to save vocal presets in logic pro

May 04, 2020

In order to save a vocal preset in logic pro follow these quick steps. 
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How loud should vocals be in a mix?

April 27, 2020 1 Comment

One of the most unclear questions in vocal editing. 


I have been producing music for 12 years. This is one of the top 5 questions I get asked. 

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How to get crisp vocals

April 21, 2020

Have you noticed that when you stream your favorite artists music their voice sounds super clean?

 

It's hard to explain. Like an angelic tone to it. The vocal is bright. It's present. You could even say it sounds crispy...

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What DAW Should I Use?

April 18, 2020

No producer wants to get caught going down the wrong road. Since there are so many DAW's it feels like an incredibly important decision to choose the "perfect one". This is also due to the fact that new producers may be unsure and aren't aware of the capabilities of each program. 
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How do I EQ my vocals?

March 30, 2020

EQing is one of the toughest concepts to grasp in mixing, so I’ll try to make it as simple as possible. The EQ can do a lot of different things. It can cut out low end for a less defined sound, it can cut out high end to make something sit more in the background, it can also do just about anything else in terms of blending sounds together.

 

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Setting Up Your Session

March 14, 2020

You will learn so much in this article that your friends will look at you in shock after you make your next song like, "Damn did you make that?"
Ok, let's get to it...
When you're setting up your session make sure that the meter in your recording program isn’t peaking (aka bouncing below the red section in the input meter).
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Vocal Mixing: Setting a Goal

March 09, 2020

When mixing vocals we should always have an end goal in mind.

 

What are we looking to do with the vocal? Is there anything the vocal lacks that we can improve? Is there anything we love about the vocal that we would like to accentuate?

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The Essence of Compression

February 27, 2020

Compression is automated volume adjustment. You set the parameters with the attack and decay (when compression will start and stop), how much it will be adjusted via the ratio, and lastly when the incoming signal will trigger the volume adjustment aka the threshold. 

 

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