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Pump up the lead vocal

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by boydelmundo, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. boydelmundo

    boydelmundo Guest

    Hi there.

    I am currently mixing my own bands album and have a query regards getting the lead vocal as big as possible in a certain section.

    The section in question is a loud guitar / angry hammond organ based chorus that starts with a 4 way vox harmony for the first word then breaking down to a single vocal line for the remainder and repeat.

    The 4 way harmony sounds great but how can I get the single lead vocal line to compete as it sounds thin and lost comparitively. For the record it already sounds a touch edgy with a lot of throat in the sounds as it was sung very loud so I don't want to add any more harshness to the audio. Hmm yes I can increase the volume but it just ends up sounding silly like it's too loud but not fat if you get me.

    Any ideas please how to really cleanly beef it out.

    Many thanks,

  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Judicious use of a compressor on the lead voice and backing the other "voices" off a bit. Also, you can try to sculpt the eq a bit to make room for the voice if you haven't already.
  3. boydelmundo

    boydelmundo Guest

    Hokay thanks for that John.
    I'll have a play to see what I can achieve.

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