DANCE GAVIN DANCE vocal reverb tutorial

Size matters Last month we had Kris Crummett mix “Young Robot” by Dance Gavin Dance, with the highlight of that stunning session being the brilliant vocals– Tilian Pearson is one of the very best in the genre. Working with an incredible performance like that is actually harder than it seems! The challenge lies in adding size, depth and dimension without …

Advanced mic position tips w/ Mary Zimmer

Remember, you’re recording a human being… In this clip from her brand new Fast Track, metal vocal coach Mary Zimmer of Voice Hacks shows some powerful tips for recording vocals that come down to simply adjusting the position of  the mic relative to the vocalist– super simple, but super effective! Because remember, you’re micing a human not a guitar cabinet! …

Dial in punchy and powerful clean vocals

It’s a bit counterituitive… As we’ve said a million times, vocals are the most important part of almost every song – even in guitar-driven genres like progressive metal. It’s just a fact of human psychology that we’re drawn to the human voice, and therefore it’s always going to be the central element in a mix. Which makes it kind of …