Vocals

Striking the balance between aggressive, in your face rap vocals and a harsh listener experience is one that’s hard to achieve. Hip hop mixer Sean Divine shows how he pulls it off using the Waves Sibilance plugin.

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Want to give your vocals that silky Neve sound? In this video, hip hop mixer Sean Divine shows you how to use the V-Series plugins to attain that classic console tone for your vocal mix.

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2x Grammy-winning mix engineer Dave Darlington shows how he likes to de-ess vocals using Sibilance, explains the plugin’s features – Threshold, Range, Detection, Lookahead and Wide vs. Split mode – and shows where he recommends placing Sibilance in a vocal chain.

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Dave takes viewers’ questions about producing and mixing vocals to make them more vibrant and polished. Originally streamed live December 2018.

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Learn from Grammy®-winning producer/mixer Dave Darlington how to make any vocal recording more vibrant, polished and sparkling, with special attention to tuning, dynamics, equalization, and effects such as reverb and delay.

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A unique vocal de-esser based on Waves’ innovative Organic ReSynthesis technology, Sibilance separates unwanted sibilant sounds from the vocal signal, allowing for transparent de-essing that doesn't color the original vocal sound.

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Learn how to get a rap verse to sit comfortably into the beat and come to life by adding reverb and delay effects. Mixer/producer Sean Devine demonstrates the process, including how to correct vocal tuning for singing parts.

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Learn how to turn a raw recorded rap verse into one that's fat, punchy and balanced. Mixer/producer Sean Divine shows us how, using a simple routing setup and a carefully selected processing chain.

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Learn 4 crucial steps for mixing clean, professional-sounding hip-hop vocal leads and ad-libs, from multi-platinum producer/mix engineer Lu Diaz (Jay-Z, Beyonce, DJ Khaled). From cleaning up and adding shine, to creating depth and character with FX.

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Watch how to get vocal ad-lib parts to accent the lead, adding energy and excitement to a track’s vocals in a smooth and natural way. Mixer & producer Sean Divine demonstrates his process, using chains of plugins in StudioRack.

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