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Technic Tone
@technic-tone
05/29/24 12:14:38PM
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Thoughts on the mix


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Hi Petter,

That's great, thanks for the info. I was surprised in the video how high he'd got the side-chained dynamic EQ set to duck the vocal (almost 5 kHz), although I suppose it did have quite a wide Q.

Thanks again,

Tone

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
05/21/24 06:23:51PM
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Thoughts on the mix


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Hi Samuel,

Yes, I couldn't believe the quality of the synthesized vocals compared to what I've used before - I'd even say they're better than a few of the real singers I've hired on Fiverr!

Even now that I understand what compression does and how it works, I still seem to struggle to hear it at times. With most of the sounds being electronic (and even the singers too now, I guess!) I don't tend to use compressors that much, other than on the vocal tracks and during the mastering stage, so if it's getting a little squashed it must be during that part of the process.

I recently saw a cool technique using soothe2 where a producer side-chained the lead vocal to the instrument bus and then got the plugin to carve out some space, which seemed to work really well, but as I don't own soothe2 I'll have to keep at it manually for the time being!

Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated :)

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
05/17/24 12:17:36PM
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Thoughts on the mix


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Hi Petter,

Thanks so much for such detailed feedback. I'm glad you brought up automation as I really ought to start using it more. I seem to spend a lot of time these days trying to get vocals to sit better in the mix - Rob's tutorial on the subject really helped - but it often feels like a battle between trying to get the lead vocal to shine through while still retaining a reasonable amount of the accompanying tracks. I think your suggestion of low filtering that gradually builds could help in this area.

I recently purchased Synthesizer V, along with the Natalie voicebank. It can take a little bit of tinkering to get it to sound how you want, but I think that's the beauty of the software as there are a lot of elements that you can control. Having previously used Emvoice, which was a great placeholder until finding a real singer, I'm very impressed with how natural you can get this virtual voice to sound.

Thanks again for your feedback - certainly a lot there to think about :)

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
05/16/24 04:44:39PM
53 posts

Thoughts on the mix


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Hi everyone,

would love to get any feedback/thoughts on the mix of my latest song. I've used more reverb/delay than I usually would as I was trying to create a more haunting atmosphere to fit the theme of the track:

https://community.producertech.com/technic-tone/uploaded_audio/417/the-cry-of-the-banshee

Thanks,

Tone

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
03/11/24 07:21:30PM
53 posts

SUCCESSION ASSIGNMENT


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Thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated.

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
03/02/24 06:49:27PM
53 posts

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Hi everyone,

I love 80s music so learning about Synthwave was great fun :)

With plenty of compression and some nice gated snares, it seems like you're well on your way with this genre - blimey, am I actually starting to become familiar with genres!?

I've called my remix "Syncession" - where "Succession" meets "Synthwave"!

Anyway, here's my entry. Hope you like it:

https://community.producertech.com/technic-tone/uploaded_audio/408/syncession


updated by @technic-tone: 03/02/24 06:51:39PM
Technic Tone
@technic-tone
02/04/24 07:08:49PM
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Since a lot of what I write seems to end up sounding like TV theme tunes, do you think my moment has finally arrived!

Interesting challenge, thanks Rob :)

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
01/29/24 04:26:23PM
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Vocal Production


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Hi Rob,
Your vocal mixing tutorial is fab, thank you - I've taken lots of notes! I was amazed at how much difference the mid/side eq made - that's definitely a technique I'll be looking to integrate moving forwards :)
I recently finished watching Ellies "Alt Pop" course, and can highly recommend it to anyone that hasn't seen it yet. I was particularly impressed with how she uses stock Logic plugins throughout. The part where she added a synth pluck sound to the bass guitar track was also very interesting - it gave it the feel of a double bass, while keeping it unique at the same time.
Thanks again for all your advice, and especially for putting the vocal video tutorial together, much appreciated.
All the best,
Tone

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
01/23/24 04:40:36PM
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Vocal Production


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Thanks Samuel, I'll give that a try :)

Technic Tone
@technic-tone
01/16/24 11:44:47PM
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Vocal Production


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That's great, thanks. It sounds as though thinking in advance regarding my sound/instrument selection (during the composition phase) will make my life a lot easier when it comes to mixing :)

I'll definitely check out Ellie's course. Thanks again.

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