Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a unique vocal sound for the intro and the bridge, part of Mixing a Hip-Hop and R&B Song in Pro Tools.
In addition to having the sung chorus in the song I also have a sung Intro and Bridge part.…And if we go ahead and just take a listen to our Intro here.…(music playing)…And if we bring up our Bridge we'll hear something a little similar.…
(music playing)…And these are actually cut to two separate tracks just because the lines overlap just…a tiny bit, and I wanted to give this singer enough of a chance to take up breath, to get those lines clean.…So you know a little trick you can do is just cut them to two separate tracks if you need that space.…
Now what I want to do here is I really want to give these a unique sound, I want to kind…of use the Intro and the Bridge as the opportunity to kind of create a really moody section of…this song, because that's really how the instrumentation is playing that, we kind of have this spooky…organ sound, even have this background noise effect that's kind of rainy day kind of vinyl vibe going on.…And so really want to carry that vibe on to the vocals, and I want to make these Bridge…
Recommended prerequisites: Pro Tools Essential Training and Pro Tools Mixing and Mastering
- Setting up the mixer
- Layering kicks and low-frequency management
- Enhancing the lead vocals
- Working with rap "stabs" and "adlibs"
- Processing vocals with EQ, compression, and other effects
- Warming up bass and low-frequency tones
- Re-creating a "sampled vinyl" sound
- Creating "width" and "depth" in the stereo field
- Adding automation
- Mastering the track with compression and limiting
- Bouncing out a stereo mix