The vocal sells the song, right?
At least as listeners we immediately notice it.
As engineers, however, it's actually pretty hard to get it right.
For whatever reason people overcook their vocals all the time, using huge vocal chains without really knowing why.
Or they don't do enough because they are afraid of messing things up and what they end up with is a flat, amateur sounding vocal.
We've been there. And over time we've built vocal chains that work for us and help us deal with all kinds of different vocalists and situations now.
Our chains are different from session to session, of course. But they are still consistent enough for us to talk about them and share them with you.
The why behind what we do is consistent and knowing the reasons why we use certain things in our chains over an over again is more valuable than the actual settings.
In this episode we talk about what we are using to record and mix vocals, why we use these specific plugins and pieces of gear and how we use it in different situations.
Let's dive in!