tag: vocals

Mixing Rap Vocals – Free FabFilter Presets

We’re back with another FULL rap vocal mixing tutorial series! This time around, we’re building a professional vocal chain from scratch, using only FabFilter plugins. Check out the tutorial videos and download the finished FabFilter presets for free below 🙂

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Vocal Tracking Template Design (Free Download)

Looking for an efficient and inspiring template for tracking your vocals? In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through building a vocal recording template from scratch. We’ll adjust settings and add all the essential plugins so you have the best starting point, setup for a fast workflow and professional results!

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Pop R&B Vocal Chain Design – Free Tutorial Series

In this tutorial series, we’re designing a male pop r&b vocal chain from scratch, start to finish, using only Waves plugins and the free Studio Rack utility. We’ll cover proven vocal mixing plugins for a polished sound, as well as new techniques that are unique to this vocal style!

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Logic Pro X Compressor Explained

Logic Pro X Compressor and Compression Types

The compressor is arguably the most important plugin when mixing vocals (and also one of the toughest to get the hang of). Thankfully, Logic Pro X includes one of the best stock compression plugins around and it’s extremely versatile for many different tasks.

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Mixing R&B Vocals With Logic Pro Stock Plugins

In this video, I’ll show you how to use the stock plugins in Logic Pro for Mixing R&B Vocals. One of the more difficult issues to fix for beginner mixers is harsh, sibilant vocals. Logic Pro does not have the best DeEsser plugin for this purpose. Luckily, I will show you a solution in this …

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Mixing Hip Hop Vocals – Using A DeEsser for Sibilance

One of the most prevalent issues I hear when mixing vocals is harsh, sibilant recordings. This can be especially noticeable within Hip Hop and Rap style vocals because we’re usually compressing the verse audio heavily, which can make these unpleasant sounds more obvious. There are many different ways to correct this problem.

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Top 10 Compressor Plugins for Hip Hop Vocals

So, you have a nice Hip Hop vocal recording and now it’s time to start mixing! The most important aspect of the Hip Hop vocal is that it is easily heard, balanced and blended with the instrumental. This is achieved in large part by proper use of compression and when coupled with effects like EQ …

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