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Basics of Vocal Mixing

Vocal mixing involves adjusting and processing the sound of a vocal recording to achieve a clear and balanced mix in the final product.

Here are some vocal mixing techniques:

1. Loudness: Start by setting the loudness of the vocal track to a level that sites will in the mix. This may involve reducing the loudness of other tracks to ensure that the vocal is prominent.

2. EQ: To alter the vocal track's tone, use equalisation. Unneeded low ends can be filtered out using a low cut filter, and the midrange frequency boost can assist the vocals sound more clear.

3. Compression: The dynamic range of the vocal track can be controlled by compression, and the loudness level can be balanced. In some sections, the vocal is kept from getting excessively quiet or loud because to this.

4. Reverb. To give the mix a sense of depth and space, reverb can be used. Reverb should be used sparingly because too much might make the singing sound distant and muddled. And using too less wouldn't make much of a difference.

5. De-essing: De-essing is a technique used to reduce the amount of sibilance (excessive 's' and 'sh' sounds)in a vocal track. This can be done using a de-esser plugin or by EQing the problematic frequency range.

These are just a few of the many techniques that can be used in vocal mixing. The best approach is to experiment and find what works best for your specific recording and mix. Keep in minx that vocals are often the most important element in a mix, so taking time to get the mix right is essential.