EQ And Compression Techniques For Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Posted: February 19, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Tutorials
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As an engineer/producer, one of my biggest early challenges was getting my mixes to sound as polished and balanced as the mixes of songs on my favorite albums.

Living in Nashville, I knew the problem wasn’t the players (some of whom had even played on those same favorite albums).

I also knew that I was happy enough with the sounds I was recording because when I’d solo a particular track, I liked what I heard.

The problem, in a nutshell, was getting all the parts of my mix to fit nicely together. What I’ve learned over time and will describe below are a few simple compression and EQ techniques for vocals and the acoustic guitar in your mixes.

These techniques, when used properly, will go a long way towards allowing the vocals and acoustic guitars in your mixes to effectively share the sonic space. [read]

————— NOTE: It was pointed out that the earlier link was dead and that has now been corrected.  Sorry about that.

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