Mixing JONNY CRAIG vocals w/ Erik Ron!

There’s a first time for everything Erik Ron talks about working with Jonny Craig for the first time on “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode” by Slaves, and goes over his signal chain and process for mixing. In particular, take note of what he says at the beginning about why he DOESN’T do doubles for everything. Remember that the point …

ARCHSPIRE “shotgun vocals” effect w/ Dave Otero

Literal shotgun vocals Last month we had Dave Otero mix “Remote Tumor Seeker” by Archspire– and if you’re familiar with these guys you know that their vocals are absolutely inhuman. But you can never be TOO extreme right?? So Dave Otero uses this trick to make the vocals even more insane… Click here to instant access to these multi-tracks and …

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! …