In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you how to get lead vocal tracks front and centre in a mix by stacking two compressors in the plug-in chain, in short, feeding one into another. Some lead vocals have a wide dynamic range which can cause a single instance of a compressor plug-in to work too hard resulting in overly sounding squished loud sections and tame softer sections. Two compressors helps to spread the load… or as we’re speaking compressors here… spread the loud.
In this video we demonstrate this trick on a lead vocal track in which some of the notes in the performers lower register sink beneath the density of the mix where their loud notes poke out too much. The plug-ins we used to process this vocal are Waves amazing sounding CLA-2A and CLA-76 plug-ins.
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