The lead vocal (if you have one) is the most important part of your mix. It contains both the melody of the song and the lyrical content that gives the song weight or meaning. That being said, whatever we can do as mixers to keep the lead vocal interesting and exciting to the listener we must do. One way to do this is to make the lead vocal wider than it really is.

Making It Jump Out Of The Speakers

You typically want to mix the lead vocal straight down the center of the stereo field. Simple enough. Today’s technique, however, can help you get your vocal to come not just from the center of the mix but from the left and right as well! It makes your vocals sound like they are jumping out of the speakers, and that is really cool! Sit tight for 5 minutes and see if this tip can help you in your mixes…