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Old 18th January 2009
Gear Maniac

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When you start with vocal..

When do you think you know it's done and move to other parts?

I record rock and pop music, and 90% of the sessions start with basic rhythm stuff and build from it. (Well, we all know that, I guess.) and to me, it's natural to make the drums and bass first, and do vocal the last.

When I start with vocal, my mix usually sounds little thin and doesn't have glue.

I appreciate your thoughts on this!
Old 18th January 2009
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as with everything, it depends on the style of music that you're producing. what is the application of the particular song(s) that you are working on? is it a dance song? ballad? i normally focus on vocals first since that contains the 'message'. vocals normally should never conflict with the bass or kick drum parts (assuming you use a high-pass filter on the vocals, which is almost the norm.) could you provide a bit more info on the genre that you're mixing?
Old 18th January 2009
Gear Maniac

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Hi jwleeman,

Thank you for your message.
I do a lot of types if asked, but the genre that I am most confident of is Green Day type rock music, and that's where most of my clients are.

I'm wondering if doing vocal first makes my mix sound better in the genre, too. Vocals are usuauly squashed as hell and put onto the mix the last.
I add delay and a little reverb, EQ a few dbs, and done.
Kind of easy part...
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