Mixing Vocals with EFFECTS | Mixing Vocals with UAD Spark PART II

Aug 08, 2022

Vocals can be one of the easiest things we have to mix on a record OR they could leave us beating our hands against the wall after a long mixing session. 

Today, I'm going to help you make mixing vocals a much simpler task by showing you my go-to vocal effects chain featuring only the plug-ins within the new UAD Spark subscription service.

More importantly, I'm going to talk a bit about what I'm thinking and WHY I choose certain plug-ins when I'm mixing vocals.

A few things you'll learn in this video:

  • How to de-ess vocals using a channel strip
  • How to pull a vocal forward using EQ
  • How to add character to a vocal mix using tools like chorus, delays, reverb, and more.

I hope you enjoy today's tutorial! 


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Inside you'll discover:

  • My vocal mixing rough mix process
  • EQ (subtractive and dynamic EQ)
  • Evaluate the Dynamics (first stage of compression, if needed)
  • Evaluate the Tone (saturation)
  • Additive EQ
  • Parallel Compression
  • Dealing with Sibilance
  • Modulation Effects
  • Spatial Effects (main delays and reverb, if needed)
  • Automation
  • Ear Candy (special effects to add interest)
  • And more!
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