Side-chaining Vocals against the Mix

How to create space for vocals in a busy mix by using side-chaining!

Vocals



In this video I show you how to side-chain the vocals in your song against the mix, against sub groups and how best to set the filter bands for optimum clarity.

Topics covered in the video are:

  • Side-chaining – how to set it up and how it works
  • S/C Filtering – what values to choose and how ti affect the mix
  • Vocals and frequencies – how to nail those vocal frequencies
  • Master bus frequencies and how they relate to the vocal frequencies
  • Dynamic equalisation – how it works and how to use it
  • Split band versus full band and the pros and cons of each
  • Scanning frequencies to detect where to place bell and shelf nodes