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By LiliannaAlejandro on January 10, 2016 11:55 pm

SUPER rough edit of something quick that came to mind. I produced and mixed everything, and if anyone has any advice on vocal mixing it would be greatly appreciated!

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January 11, 2016 1:05 am

Love the ambiance of this! Kind of ethereal.

January 11, 2016 1:35 am

I really like how you doubled the vocals at certain points. The higher register vocal seems like it's EQed with a bit too much high frequencies which are over-emphasizing the sibilance. I think a bit more mid/low on the vocals and maybe a tiny bit less high frequency would help it sit in the mix better. You could also try using a de-esser, as well.

January 11, 2016 7:34 am

Sounds really nice to me. I might turn down the male voice a little in some places,  but that's just me and I'm far from an expert.

January 11, 2016 8:06 am

Rather strange rhythm on vocal. That makes this interesting. Is the vocal sound so lofi intentionally? It's a cool effect for some bits, but for some parts less filtered vocal could work.

Good work!

January 11, 2016 2:47 pm

Nice singing, I was curious of what your sound would be, when you mentioned R'n'B. Reminds me vaguely of FKA Twigs. Lovely

As a producer standpoint, IMHO you could work the whole drums with some little sidechain/multiband compression. I'd recommend to use a couple of copies of your vocal track and just throw one with your actual fx chain, so you get to mantain the atmosphere but gain presence at the same time. In my experience: make a traditional "acoustic" mixdown of your voice and then make "eerie" FX sends (or copies) and balance them both in the mix. Altered voices stick out too much, so the mix should be subtle.

Same with the "Tyler Da Creator" pitch down part: if you don't alter the volume of those two voices overlapping, it makes the previous parts sound really faded.

Anyway, don't want to forget that I'm also loving those pads and the whole song writing. I'm always amazed at you singers who manage to fit lyrics into your tracks. Great singing! You've got twice the hard work of balancing both sides, and I hope my 2 cents would be useful.

Hope to hear where do you take us from here. Welcome to Weeklybeats!

January 11, 2016 3:28 pm

great mood in your song, voice fx is amazing...

January 12, 2016 1:28 am

Love the mood of this track. In terms of the vocal mixing I personally think the un-pitched vocals need to have have some more body to them, and then when the pitched-down vocals come in they overpower everything a little too much, to fix it would just be a matter of messing with some faders and EQ. In terms of the composition though, I think it's fantastic, well done!

January 12, 2016 8:19 am
laguna wrote:

Nice singing, I was curious of what your sound would be, when you mentioned R'n'B. Reminds me vaguely of FKA Twigs. Lovely

As a producer standpoint, IMHO you could work the whole drums with some little sidechain/multiband compression. I'd recommend to use a couple of copies of your vocal track and just throw one with your actual fx chain, so you get to mantain the atmosphere but gain presence at the same time. In my experience: make a traditional "acoustic" mixdown of your voice and then make "eerie" FX sends (or copies) and balance them both in the mix. Altered voices stick out too much, so the mix should be subtle.

Same with the "Tyler Da Creator" pitch down part: if you don't alter the volume of those two voices overlapping, it makes the previous parts sound really faded.

Anyway, don't want to forget that I'm also loving those pads and the whole song writing. I'm always amazed at you singers who manage to fit lyrics into your tracks. Great singing! You've got twice the hard work of balancing both sides, and I hope my 2 cents would be useful.

Hope to hear where do you take us from here. Welcome to Weeklybeats!

Your 2 cents is worth A LOT! I literally know zero about mixing vocals, so this helps so much no joke. I'll look up some tutorials about sidechain/multiband compression. And thanks for the headsup about the altered vocals. Thank you for your time smile

January 12, 2016 4:16 pm

The vibe and mood on this is really nice. It has a mysterious quality to it. I'm not much of a producer, so I can't comment on that aspect, but I think the lower pitched vocal is maybe up a bit loud.

This was cool though.

January 12, 2016 9:14 pm
roboctopus wrote:

The vibe and mood on this is really nice. It has a mysterious quality to it. I'm not much of a producer, so I can't comment on that aspect, but I think the lower pitched vocal is maybe up a bit loud.

This was cool though.

Ty for the input, i agree about the deep vocals. I'm in love with the track you posted so I was really happy to see your name on mine hahaha ☺️

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