There are a lot of people out there that are really interested in acoustic guitars and these kinds of performances. For the people who are interested in this type of music, there are a bunch of new techniques that are being used by the professionals. Compression is a great technique to enhance the vocals of someone that is singing to a backdrop of an acoustic guitar. It is hard for others to figure out how to get the right sound.
- When the author first started out on compression, the technicality of the technique was challenging for him.
- Compression makes the volume fader in any mix redundant. It makes the soft spots noticeable and the obscures the really loud spots.
- To really mess up a mix, one would need to mess up with the EQ. The author believes that EQ works best with what sound one pulls out.
“The problem, in a nutshell, was getting all the parts of my mix to fit nicely together. What I’ve learned over time and will describe below are a few simple compression and EQ techniques for vocals and the acoustic guitar in your mixes.”