To transform raw vocal tracks into a performance that is finished with polish and sheen you must follow these 12 steps. You must not miss out on anything in your vocal mixing process, from editing to adding EQ and compression.
If you think that mixing vocals is the first step, well it’s not. The first step is editing. Since there will be pitch and tuning imperfections in a vocal performance, tuning is the second step. The third step is gain staging. Vocals tend to be some of the most dynamic instruments in a mix. Being the most important part of a song, they should be well-controlled.
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