Published April 21, 2017 by Slick for SFR Beats
Hey Guys, I'm back for the third step to getting a great lead vocal mix. First video i went over 'Gates', second thing I went over 'Auto Tune', and the very next thing I'm going to go over is what's called an 'EQ'.
The EQ I'm using is actually a free EQ and see the great things about what I'm teaching you guys is that you dont have to have expensive equipement to get a really great sounding mix. This free plug- in, it's an EQ, it's called 'Nova' and this is what my setting looks like for this lead vocal. This is without the settings. This is with the settings. I'm going to walk you through what exactly my goal is in all these dips and peaks.
The first thing is I want to get rid of all the rumble. This particular singer has a lower voice, a lower more rich warm tone. I want to keep a lot of that so I have her high pass filter right here at 141Hz. The second thing I did was I want to take out all the boxyness that you can hear in a room. I'll play it and turn it up so you can hear it. You hear all that boxyness I call it boxyness. I turn that bad boy down and that is right there around 500Hz. It's going to be around there depending on what kind of room you're in. If you're in a larger room you might have to knock it up. If you're in a smaller room knock it down. You'll just have to play around and see what that real boxy frequency is and just turn that down, get rid of all that.
The very next thing I did was add presence, a little bit of lower presence. It's a really silky part of the frequency spectrum as I like to call it. I'm going to actually turn it down and play it so you can hear it. I'm going to turn it all the way up, and I just turn it right back down to an area that sounds really sweat to my ears. This is all about what sounds sweat to your ears so I thought that this was a very sweat frequency for her and that's the area that I turned up .
The very last thing on this EQ is her treble. I just want to turn her treble up so we can more easily understand what she has to say. I will actually play the entire track without this little rise in the EQ so you can hear the difference. Turn it up back down. You might not be able to hear it really well you'll just have to train your ears. When I'm turning this up, my goal is just to get, enable, the listener to hear more of her 's' and her 'p' and her constanants in what she is saying so that amongst the mix you can audibly tell what she's saying and you dont have to struggle to hear what she is saying.
That is the third step into getting a great vocal mix. This was a longer video because EQ is a huge topic in and of its self. I hope that atleast helps you on your way to getting a great sounding lead vocal. Share with your friends, share, and tag anybody you think would really benifit from this and we'll keep the videos coming. Fourth step coming up soon.
August 21, 2017 by Slick
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