How to mix rap vocals with an instrumental

The beats are often pre-compressed and even maximized what pointedly wrong according to mixing canons! However, there are still some tricks allowing engineers who work in rap and hip-hop genre to achieve high-end sound in this situation.

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How to mix backing vocals wide

When you compare your tracks with professionals’ mixes, you’ll clearly notice that their backing vocals are anyway much wider. So, how exactly professionals get such results and what is worth adopting from them in order to mix backing vocals wide indeed?

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Adding Dynamics to a Mix in 1 Step

This trick is fit for any genres, even for EDM music where excessively compressed sound became the norm. What’s more, the work of the transient shaper is unnoticeable until you turn it off. Try it yourself! I wish all of you dynamic mixes!

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How to Equalize Distorted Electric Guitar sound

If the guitar tone at the output of the amplifier completely suits you, consequently, you are lucky and the equalization procedure will be incredibly simple: Cut low frequency mumbling in the range of 60–120 Hz. These frequencies are of no use...

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How To Add Punch to a Kick Drum

How to add more punch to a kick drum and along with that to give specific character/color to its attack? The following interesting technique will help with that. Make two copies of a drum track and send them to the overall AUX bus...

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How to Master Music Louder and with More Color

And now another trick that I often use during mixing and mastering! Try it yourself; this sequence gives absolutely different result as contrasted with standard practice when the maximizer is the very last link in a mastering chain.

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How To Mix Epic Orchestral Music

While working with orchestral music, you should set your mind on abundance of automation at once since constant evolution of a sound picture and flowing of instruments from foreground to background and back are the basis of the genre.

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