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When mixing vocals, referencing songs is an invaluable technique. By comparing your mix to a professionally mixed and mastered track, you ensure that your vocals sit properly in the mix, both in terms of frequency balance and volume. It’s like having a roadmap to guide your mix decisions, ensuring that your vocals shine and stand out, just as they do in your favorite tracks.
Things to Compare with Your Reference Track:
Certain plugins enable loading reference tracks, simplifying A/B testing.
For insights on A/B plugins, check out this blog.
Select SoundFlower as the output device. Additionally, I suggest selecting another device, such as your audio interface or integrated sound card. This allows you to hear the audio you’re capturing, especially when recording from sources like YouTube or Spotify.
Remember to name it! This is crucial if you’re using multiple custom-designed output devices.
You’ve successfully set up your custom multiple output device. To capture any audio on your Mac, head to your preferences, select ‘audio’, and choose the newly created multiple output device as your output option.
Within your audio recording application, head to the audio setup. Select SoundFlower as the input device and for the output, choose your listening device (e.g., headphones, integrated speakers, external interface).
Create a new stereo audio track, selecting channels 1 and 2 as the input.
You’re now set to record your Mac’s output signal, be it from YouTube or any app with audio output. Press ‘record’ in your DAW or recording tool and play the application you aim to record from. Since we’ve selected more than just SoundFlower as the output, you can hear the app’s audio even if the DAW is closed and no signal is passing through.
You can now capture audio output from any device. This is useful for recording your editing sessions in the DAW or importing reference tracks directly without downloading from the internet.