In most genres, the vocals are the most important part of the mix. Especially in modern pop styles, there are a number of techniques that make a vocal sound modern, expensive and professional.
Here are some techniques you can use to improve your mixes as a whole:
🎤 TOP-END BOOST: this is the easiest and fastest way to make a vocal sound expensive.
🎤 USE A DE’ESSER: when you start boosting the top-end, the vocal can start to sound more sibilant. To counteract this problem, a de’esser can be used.
🎤 REMOVE RESONANCES: f you’re recording in a room that’s less than ideal, room resonances can quickly build up!
🎤 CONTROL THE DYNAMICS WITH AUTOMATION: for a modern sound, the dynamics of vocals need to be super consistent. Every word and syllable should be at roughly the same level.
🎤 CATCH THE PEAKS WITH A LIMITER: using a limiter after compression is another great way to control dynamics.
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