Elevate Your Song Mixes with These Simple Techniques
A well-balanced and professional-sounding mix is an essential part of music production. Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned music artist, knowing how to improve your song mixes can make a big difference in the overall impact and quality of your music. In this blog, we'll look at some simple but effective techniques that will add excitement and character to your tracks and take your song mixes to the next level. Let's get started!
- The Beat Drop
Create an impactful hook that everyone will love with a good beat drop. To create one, find a suitable spot in the hook and separate it from the rest of the track. This can be done by hitting command E in your recording software. Mute the separated section with command M, but remember not to delete it in case you want to bring it back later. Play it back and see how it sounds. Nice!
But we can make it even cooler by using a pro tool, Verify. This plugin slows down the beat, adds a rewind effect, and gives it a unique touch. Select a small snippet of the beat drop, apply the Verify plugin, and render it. Play it back again. The result will be awesome!
- Stutter Effect
Next, addcharacter to your vocals. For this, you can use a stutter effect. The effect is commonly used by your favorite artists like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. To add the effect, you can duplicate the first word or syllable a couple of times in the beginning. Todo this, select the desired portion, hit command E to separate it, and then option-drag to duplicate it. Play it back and enjoy that intensified vibe!
- Underwater Effect
For creating a unique soundscape, add an underwater effect, also known as a low pass filter. This effect creates a unique sound, like being submerged underwater. To do this, select the last two bars of the hook, separate them, and apply the One Knob Filter plugin from Pro Tools. Adjust the filter set to around three or four, giving it that underwater sound. Render it and listen.
- Double Beat Drop
To increaseenergy, bounce and spice things up even more, add another beat drop right before the verse section kicks in. This adds bounce and keeps the energy high, ensuring your listeners stay engaged throughout the song.
- Telephone Effect
Finally, add the classic telephone effect to get a vintage vibe. You can go ahead by creating a separate track for it. Then use the stock plugin EQ3 7-Band and choose the telephone vocal preset. Apply it to the track and mute any overlapping sections. You get that unique and desired vintage vibe!
Elevating your song mixes does not always necessitate complicated techniques. You can significantly improve the quality and impact of your mixes by mastering the fundamentals and employing these simple yet effective techniques. Remember to trust your ears and try different approaches to see what works best for your music. You'll be well on your way to producing professional-sounding mixes that captivate your audience. Have fun mixing!