How to mix vocals: Step by step to a perfect vocal sound

Dreaming of a recording that not only sounds amazing but also leaves your audience speechless? This is where professional vocal mixing comes into play. Vocal editing is the foundation of this process. Combined with vocal mixing, it guarantees a flawless listening experience, free of errors.

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Using GainAimPro with ARA

ARA plugins can be extremely powerful tools, offering functionalities like those found in Melodyne, VocAlign or GainAimPro. However, each DAW has its nuances regarding ARA. In this blog, I'll guide you through using ARA with some of the most common DAWs and explain why ARA isn't necessarily required to work effectively with GainAimPro.

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GainAimPro – A short overview

Level, Debreath, DeEss, and Gate your vocals simultaneously with infinite look ahead and 0,0ms latency. There's nothing more tedious than spending hours editing vocals with a long to-do list. In this blog, you'll learn how to use GainAimPro, our new our new ARA and AI supported plugin, to complete your vocal editing tasks in minutes.

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Sibilance-Settings

Relative Threshold: Set the threshold for the level that each Sibilant must have in order to be recognized. The threshold is relative to the set Target Loudness. For example => Target Loudness = -24 dB, relative threshold = -10dB = -34dB real threshold.

Range: Determines the attenuation.

Transition speed: The fade-in and fade-out duration.

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Breath-Settings

Relative Threshold: Set the threshold for the level that each breath must have in order to be recognized. The threshold is relative to the set Target Loudness. For example => Target Loudness = -24 dB, relative threshold = -10dB = -34dB real threshold.

Range: Determines the attenuation.

Transition speed: The fade-in and fade-out duration.

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Vox-Gate

Fade in / Fade out: Use the left and right lines to set the fade duration.

Reductions: Click on the line at the bottom and move it to set the reductions.

Minimum noise length: Specifies the length that the noise must have in order to be detected as such.

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Gain-Levelling

Smooth: Reduces gain increases based on the average loudness of the signal.

Pre-Filter: Takes into account the dB(A), dB(B), or dB(C) filter curve when leveling.

Avoid Clipping: By setting high target loudness values, each clipping peak gets reduced. (Includes True Peak limiting.)

Gain Range: Limits the gain leveling automation curve when reducing or increasing.

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