A Minimalist Approach to Mixing Vocals

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Song in Video: Avril V – Looking My Way

One of the hardest things to overcome in the mixing world is learning when not to do things – espeically when mixing vocals.  Now since mixing music is very subjective so is the practice of minimal mixing.

In this video I show you how I was able to listen to a vocal part and determine that it sounded very good.  I decided that there wasn’t much there for me to do.  All I had to do was try and not mess it up.  I added a little bit of compression, some EQ, and finally some dynamic EQ just to get the vocals more into the pocket.  But once you watch the video, you will see that there isn’t much going on with all those plugins.

Let me know your thoughts.

Video Source: A Minimalist Approach to Mixing Vocals (Female)

  • Keith Holden

    So where is the video?

  • MC

    That C1 side chain really helped tuck it in!

    • Justin Smith

      I agree. Thanks for the comment!

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