How To Make Vocals Pop Out In The Mix

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Have you ever listened back to your mix and discovered that your once huge vocal has now been swallowed up by the wall of guitars and massive drums?

Me too! Isn’t that the worst?  

In this lesson, I share one of my favorite go-to mix tricks using compression to make vocals pop out of a really dense rock mix. If you struggle in this area, this one’s for you!


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  • Rock

About Aaron Cloutier

I will create a full production from your rough song ideas. I am a multi-instrumentalist, singer, guitarist, bassist, drum programmer, and a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. My genres of expertise include Metal, Rock, Pop, and Alternative. Take a listen to my tracks. Each performance was tailored to my client's specifications. Past clients include: Korora Audio, Redwirez, Ugritone, Ill Nino, Sir Christopher Lee. About me: I work with audio-based companies, established artists, and up and coming independent bands. How I work: Typically, I prefer to work by myself at home if I’m working on something like creating an entire song from scratch. That way, I am able to get into my own headspace and focus on bringing the best to your music without losing sight of the vision. In the case of being in the studio with a full band on bigger projects, for example, I am more than happy to collaborate with other musicians, listen to feedback, take direction and come to a mutual understanding of what’s best for the song. Communication is key in either scenario. I can come up with multiple ideas if left to my own devices but to ensure that I get you exactly what you’re after, it’s all in the details. The more detail that’s given in your initial email description about your project, the better it helps me to serve you.