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Obtaining a big wide vocal sound for your productions need some treatment from recording to processing stages. Here are 3 tips that helped us through the production of Mideast Vocals library.




Try to use a variety of quality mics if you have the chance. Also have a few takes on the same parts to blend on top of each other. Every different microphone & take will create a wider sound and filled spectrum.


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Send the signals to parallel compression channels. Not just to a compressor but a few of them with different characters. This will not widen the sound a lot but make it big and strong.


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This method is the widening magic. Take a vocal signal and duplicate it. Pan one of the duplicates to far right and other one to far left. Then put a simple delay on just one of the signals. The delay best works between 0-30 ms. Adjust it to taste. You may repeat this a few more times. You will realise huge vocals on a lot of popular tracks are produced this way.

If you have any tips leave a comment below.



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  1. ks

    very slightly pitching left and right components +/- (while maintaining length/tempo) create a magic effect sometimes (poss similar to decorrel). what about the centre?

  2. Eric

    Parallel compression; how do you do this? Does it mean using sends to send signal to different AUX tracks with different compressors on them?

    Also, regarding decorrelation, when you say “repeat a few more times” Does this mean creating several pairs of tracks and doing the Pan L-Pan R process again AND putting different delays on them?

    Thank you for the great content and advice! Really helpful.

    • Rast Sound

      Yes for parallel compression, every different compressor on different aux channels will fatten your sound.Like-wise when decorrelation is repeated with different delay times (up to 30 ms), the depth of field adds up to a huge vocal sound. Glad you enjoyed these!