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A new mix and master with more focus on clarity (versus focus low end and compression)
- lifted the bass and drums a bit in the mix
This is definitely sounding better! Some of your vocals sound like they're clipping, though the parts are pretty good. If you aren't submixing them to stereo, with some compression on the bus, that's something that might really help. That's how I do my BVs. I have a song done with a friend where we were going for a sort of Queen/10cc effect, and I had 26 layers of BVs, eventually reduced to 19, so having them all on one fader was a big help. Automation of some of the parts might help too, for smoothness.
Hi Tony, I clipped the vocals during recording, still learning. Just recently been able to arrange a possibility to sing off site in a rehearsal room nearby. Didn't have a sound booth at home and this was a burden to the household, was only able to sing a few hours on Saturday during the day. Expect to be able to sing more and achieve a better result. Cheers! Maarten
If you're working at 24-bit, as every USB interface does these days, then you have lots of room and you don't need to push the levels hard. I've been given lots of files where the level looks so low that you can hardly make out the waveform, and yet they still manage to work ok.
I'm setting up a website offering mixing for people. I have 2 acts I'm mixing albums for at the moment, a folk act back in the UK, and a progressive rock act in the US. The folk people use GarageBand and the other use Logic, so I thought that might be a good thing to specialise in, as I can load the project files directly and don't need to request seps.
I like...I like! I'll have to try 24-bit for my drum recordings. I have been recording them 16-bit, even though my interface will do 24.
These days, with the capacity of hard drives, there is no reason not to use 24 bit. I've been using it since 2006!
You can really tell the difference. Even when a signal gets quite quiet, it will still have more detail in it than the 16 bit equivalent.
Lots of independent artists put their music out on bandcamp.com, and they will only accept 24-bit masters. I have my albums out on there and also via CD Baby, who will get them out onto iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and so on. It's surprising that CD Baby still ask for 16 bit masters, but if you dither down from 24 bit from your DAW, you're at least starting from higher quality.
I've been using 24bit since I started with Kompoz (Presonus USB device), but this was more a coincidence than any really choice. As mentioned I now have the option to record vocals off site at a rehearsal room that's a 10min walk from where I live. This allow me to sing more often and with more volume. Previously I only had a few hours on Saturday that had the least impact on my household (no sound booth). I'll go back and see if I can re-record the parts that are currently clipping. It's all somewhat a new experience to be able to sing more often and louder ;)
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