Mixing Vocals: How To Add Energy To A Dull Performance

Have you ever had to mix a vocal performance that just sounded dull?

Maybe the singer didn’t put enough energy or attitude into it and now you’re left with a mediocre take that doesn’t quite match the excitement of the music.

Ideally, you’d get the singer to redo the take; but sometimes, it’s too late and it’s up to you to figure out how to make it sound better in the mix.

Luckily, you’re not completely screwed and there are some techniques to use that can help.

I’ve made a video to show you one of my favourite tricks for adding some aggression and energy back into a poor performance. It’s something that every time I add into a session, my clients think I’m crazy for trying. But it really does work wonders…

Check it out: