Background vocals can be the hardest tracks to get just right in mixes. They often disappear into the distance or are awkwardly close to the listener.
In this tutorial Fab Dupont gives you the tricks necessary to nail your background vocal sound.
Join Fab with his in-depth explanations of how to:
Manage the distance of the singer from the microphone
Understand masking problems
Move the background vocals from front to back in your mix
Decide on their stereo panning to improve cohesion
Enhance with pitch tricks and other special effects
Sonnox: Oxford EQ and Dynamics
Universal Audio: UAD EMT 140 Plate
Waves: Doubler 4
Frankverdejo1992 •Saturday, October 17, 2020
WOW, this video was so good. I learned so many things in such a short amount of time and it was so clear. You are helping me think about concepts I can apply to other tracks that are not BGVS as well. You helped me learn about how to make something sound closer or further in the mix, how to give space to something, and how to have that amazing chorus feel. AWESOME!
IsraelWoo •Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Hi，mr Fab ，thanks for this video，but here I Get a question, in the conclusion you say its easy to make backvocal front and back, to make separate from lead, to make depth...... I don’t really get the method ..... what’s the exact step that concern about the depth ? Is that the send amount of micro shift, or the send amount of delay? Since you have said the plate reverb is concern about the tail ...... this question is really important to me ....... and plus, is the depth method general to apply to all the other instrument? ........... need ur help so much .................
Kbmusiq •Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Awesome! Enjoyed this video on how to make your background vocals sound excellent!
Aledes •Sunday, December 25, 2016
this tutorial is awesome!!! thaks!!!!
viccieleaks •Sunday, December 11, 2016
soundspace2001 •Monday, December 5, 2016
I liked the tricks with the Doubler - very cool and helpful!
cjperez •Sunday, November 27, 2016
Awesome info as usual.. Thanks Fab..
dagovitsj •Monday, August 1, 2016
Hi! Thanks for very valuable info. I really like that you teach us the thinking behind your descisions and not just the plugin settings. And I also like that we get access to listen to this wonderful music and not just background vocals from pop recordings.
However it seems like the quality of the screen recording is not HD, it's very hard to read some of the settings on the plugins, really wish you could fix this (as it's also a problem with other videos). Tip: At the end of the video, Fab uses EchoBoy (Soundtoys), it should be listed in the plugins overview at the end of this page ;)
email@example.com •Monday, February 29, 2016
Great video but streaming slow on my comp
David Einer •Thursday, February 11, 2016
Muy bueno, demasiado interesante, lo que hacía falta, saludos...
Fabulous Fab •Sunday, January 31, 2016
@69bluesman: i do have a bricasti and i do use it but i will always go for a plugin first, for simplicity and failsafe recall. when i cannot find the tone i want in the box then ill reach for the bricasti (the chambers are really nice), thr pcm70, the bx20 or the bx10
69bluesman •Friday, December 4, 2015
Thanks Fab, great stuff here!
Question... I see the Bricasti M7 in your rack. Would you substitute that for one of your plates or halls plugins? Or add it to the list of available FX for your mix?
The M7 has been a recent new toy in my setup...I would love to hear how you employ it within your projects.
reddirt •Saturday, November 28, 2015
fFab,I've not seen anyone do Tutorials to this standard before; my hat's off to you . A lot requires developed listening skills but that is what is needed if we want to be very good at what we do,
Iannis •Friday, November 27, 2015
nice tutorial and very helpful...as usual. Just a quick question:
In cases like this that you have many Background Vocals, do you compress the Reverb so it does not spread very much?