How to Get Good-Sounding Vocals When Mixing

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The secret to getting good sounding vocals when mixing rests within a few key areas of the process. Get good sounding vocals when mixing with help from a DJ and event planner in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Winston Widdes, DJ Evolved, and I'm broadcasting from Level 3 Records Studios here in San Diego, California for eHow.com, and today we're going to be talking about how to get good sound when mixing. There's a couple of things you can do to the audio itself to make sure that it's going to sound good when mixing and for example, we can put a high pass, low cut filter in the 80 Hz to 150 Hz kind of area. So as you can see here, we're going to put that down to 80 and then with our high frequency we're going to move that up to about 150, 148. Then with our compressor, we're going to make this, we're going to put a fast attack on it, just under 10 milliseconds and then a short release. So, I'm going to make this ratio in the, about the 4, right around the 4 range and that's going to give us a nice little pump and a slightly fuller sound. So, it's going to sound a little something like this now. Now if I take these off you'll be able to hear the original and then when going into the mix you'll definitely want to listen to how it sounds with the rest of your audio because until you decide how you want that vocal to sit in the mix, you don't want to do too much to it. You just want to focus on getting a good clean sample. So, that's how you get a good sounding vocal when mixing. You get a clean sample to start with and then in the mix you want to be able to compress it a little bit to give it a fuller sound and use your high pass low cut filters to be able to bring it either forward or sit back in the mix. So, once again, I'm Winston Widdes, DJ Evolved, broadcasting from Level 3 Records Studios here in San Diego, California for eHow.com, and we've just finished talking about how to get good sounding vocals when mixing.

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