Joyful vocal piece right there!
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Joyful vocal piece right there!
Oooo this is pro. Nice work.
I have no idea how you do these
I can detail the process here for anyone who'd like to try it out:
1) Do instrumental.
2) Record several layers of vox, 5 for each part is what I normally tend to do. I also recorded tambourine shakes and a heartbeat on the same tambourine.
The voices here were deeply influenced by many Advent and Christmas choirs. What we listen to influences how we create, and I'd been rehearsing plenty with my church choir so it spilled forth.
3) Start mixing the music. Ground up, so make sure the basses and drums work well together. I did a bit of a cheat's method of mixing the drum because I wanted a subtle heartbeat so EQ boosting the 159Hz + Maximus on one of the Punchy Drums presets + Soundgoodizer + Multiband Compressor > Techno lift gave me the heartbeat-like throb. Then, lower volume accordingly. I didn't want it to overpower the mix so I lowered it to where it is just about perceptible.
4) Pan corresponding parts at equal % left and right, e.g. the main vox are panned at 5% L and 5% R with the same amount of stereo separation. The same with backing vox, though I tend to pan those further left and right.
5) For the first set of backing vox, lower sibilance. Imagine it's being sung in a church. Lower the highs and the nasals, so 900Hz and above — but always be sure to keep some air, at the 9KHz frequency. Then Fruity Multiband Compressor > Vocal, with necessary modifications to make sure the highs don't re-emerge.
This corresponds to "Hyear, presia neia" etc.
6) For the second set of backing vox, EQ normally, Multiband Compressor > Small radio. Yes, it'll be very loud and jarring. Turn it down to preference. If distortion is required, add it and then turn the volume down further to preference. You get this wispy sound as a result.
This corresponds to "Wee granme ra" etc.
NB: With anything, make sure to keep a decent amount of air / presence. We don't want it sounding suffocated.
7) Finally, mastering. I tend to go for Maximus' cover-all "Master aid 1" and lower volume where necessary, because it just boosts the things that may not be very present in a balanced mix.
And that's my process. Incidentally, it's roughly the same process as in Stormfall, but simpler as I only had one drum to deal with. If you like it, please don't hesitate to experiment with it and give it a try! 💖
I feel some cult vibe on this one.. Stil love it though!
Is this gonna be in a christmas movie?
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.