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Starting a mix with the vocals up

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by anonymous, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I am doing this for the first time..

    (I have about 20 tracks of vocals in a Beach Boy style)

    I am digging it...


    I will be back, when I have done my mix.. to say more



    BOBMIX Guest

    Good luck. I've tried many times. By the time i get around to the rhythm section, I always end up having to rework the vox. However, this may be a result of my preference for really tough rhythm tracks.
  3. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I've done it a few times. Usually only when I get around to making the vocal fit and I find out that it can't. When I do live sound I always start with the vocals up and then add things around them. Usually because they're the thing in the room that needs the most help.
  4. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    I used to do more actual work on the vocal early in the song, but now I am more likely to just rough it in, maybe pick the compression/eq but not any more than the rough settings. I do, however, just turn it down a few notches instead of muting it when I'm working on other things- if it's going in the background, I'm more likely to catch things that step on it earlier.

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