Published April 24, 2017 by Slick for SFR Beats
This is Compression, and this is after I had you guys work on your 'gating' and your 'auto tune', and then your 'EQ'. The next step in my chain of getting a great lead vocal is 'compression'. 'Density' is the compressor I use. It's a free compressor. I also have paid compressors, but i simply want to use the free stuff so you guys can see how you can get a great mix without having to cough up so much money.
On this one I'm using comression to limit her loud words and to turn up her soft words so that we get a nice balance and silky smooth mix. Remember that's the goal for me, is to get a smooth sounding vocal. If you're wanting a rough sounding vocal or something else this is probably not the tutorial for you. Most important thing about a compressor is the threshold.
This particular compressor has its on unique controls. If you want a visual reference you want to get about 4 the 6 gain reduction going right here. This is without it. This is with it. It's not really turning up her vocal but its simply balancing out her vocal turning up all of her small words and limiting her loud words. I have a really fast timing on this so it works really fast then it releases pretty fast. You can play around with that and just do what ever sounds good to your ears as long as you keep in mind what your goal is. Then you'll be able to really just tweak anything and tweak away.
That was the goal of the compression just to get her vocals sounding really balance, and I hope that helps you in getting a great lead vocal mix. I will later go into effects; reverb and delays in the next video. Tag a friend, tag your music friends, whoever you think will benifit from getting a great mix. Thank you guys for watching and stay tune for more.
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