Originally Posted by JBr33zymusic
My current vocal chain is :
Gate - Clean Lead Vox
GEQ-10 - Lead vocals
compressor- lead vocals in your face
My problem is this makes the vocals very loud and stand out from the beat, other mixing ways I have tried are to quiet. I'm using an Audio Technica 2020 and a Focusrite Scarlett Interface. I would like some recommendations please!
1. Lose the denoiser. Instead, use EQ.
2. Get rid of the GEQ-10. Don't use a graphic equalizer to EQ vocals.
3. Use a parametric one instead. Try one with a realtime freq analyser.
4. Get rid of the freq's you don't need. Boost A LITTLE to the freq's you need.
5. Do this while listening to the beat. DON'T solo the track while eq'ing.
5.1 Read 5 again. It is really that important.
6. Watch out with the compressor. Especially watch out for a too high ratio.
there is no need, unless you remove the limiter at the end (Cubase compressor has makup gain and limitless ratio so you maybe you are actually using two limiters in a row)
7. You are probably using the sync on the delay. Switch it off, and manually
find something that suits the beat. This could be like a 1/4 but just a few
The biggest problem you are facing is EQ. If the vocal "feels" too loud in comparison to the beat, turning the volume down will actually drown the vocal in the beat. You need to seperate the frequencies. also known as "creating a hole for the vocals".