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How to Use Side-Chain Compression to Make Rock GuitarsStay out of the Vocal’s Way
Choices, choices. Should you put the guitar upfront, like the egomaniacal guitaristyou are, or should you actually put the vocal in the forefront, where it actually belongs. Such difficult decisions in the life of a mixing engineer.*sigh*But what if! Oh, you wish upon a star and ask, could I do both? Really?Well, yes son. You can. And there are several ways to make your thick rock guitarpart play nice with the vocalist. Even if they hate each other in the studio, there’s noreason to have them fight in the mix as well.
The Simple Way Towards Separation
Before we get to the sneaky stuff, there are actually quite a few simple ways to make both the guitar and vocal fit together.We’re working with this hard rock song, where the thick guitar really gets in the wayof the verse vocal:It’s not awful, but you can definitely hear frequencies clashing whenever the twoplay together. Before you bend over backwards with fancy mixing tricks, it’s usefulto see if the basics work beforehand.
Can you lower the volume of the guitar track? Will it fit better then? You don’t wantto lower the volume too much because that guitar still has to pack a punch.Let’s hear it with about 2 dBs down.Sounds a little better. The frequencies are still clashing a little so maybe we can trimsome of the EQ of the guitar to make it sit better