On this first Waves Premium Masterclass, hip hop legend Young Guru (Jay Z, The Carters) shares with you his signature vocal mixing methods, and explains how one can grasp “the artwork of subtractive EQ.”
VOCAL PRE-MIX AND GURU’S
COMPLETE SIGNAL CHAIN
Young Guru exhibits you easy methods to begin your combine with your greatest foot ahead, utilizing correct clip gaining and a superb understanding of the musical context. He then exhibits you ways essential it’s to use subtractive EQ alongside with compression to correctly form the vocal chain.
MIXING MULTIPLE VOCALISTS
A contemporary hip-hop manufacturing can simply contain a number of vocalists on the identical monitor. Watch how Guru adjusts his sign chain to boost every vocalist and make them gel, with each other and with the general monitor.
MELODIC VOCALS AND
CARVING OUT THE BEAT
With the best changes, subtractive EQ is usually a extremely efficient instrument for all tracks and makes use of. On this chapter, Young Guru reveals his private subtractive EQ methods for melodic vocals, and easy methods to create vocal area within the playback for a full, immersive combine.
Young Guru is a Grammy-winning producer and mix-engineer. He’s behind for some of the best hits in hip hop historical past. For the previous 25 years, Guru has labored aspect by aspect with the most important names within the sport, together with Jay Z, The Carters, Rihanna, Kanye West, and plenty of extra.
Tune used on this video: “All or Nothing”
Carried out by J.Stone feat. Dave East & Alexandria Dopson
Written by J.Stone, Dave East, Alexandria Dopson
Produced by Artega
Blended by Young Guru