8th January 2010
Lives for gear
Joined: Mar 2008
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Originally Posted by RoyJeeBiv
you have to walk a fine line. i set up a 'rough mix' as i go, but i also don't commit to anything -- so i'd caution you in that respect.
in other words, getting it to sound pleasing/energetic to inspire the vocalist is important, but you also don't want to waste time on decisions that you may end up changing later.
which leads into my next point...typically the vocal is the most (or, at least, one of the most) important aspects of a song -- the mix should be built around the vocal, rather than trying to squeeze the vocal into a mix. hence, be wary of committing to anything before you have everything tracked. you get what i'm saying??
what makes it all easier, is having a good arrangement, and vision for the end product...if everything is tracked efficiently, it will sound pretty 'tight and nice' without much effort.