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    I use fl studio and while I have gotten incrementally better with the DAW overtime, I still have nights were I get frustrated with the vocal not sounding the way I want it to as far editing the pitch and autotune.

    does it really come down to just practicing making songs everyday and immersing myself into learning the software or is there more to it than than that?

  • Dec 31, 2021

    Get over the myth of the perfect mix/master, and don't be too hard on yourself, assuming you're not a professional engineer. I think it's best to understand the basics of mastering and learn the sexy plugins necessary to really make your track pop, but instead of binging articles/tutorials for the secret trick, I'd just do away with any element of mastering that doesn't involve putting a limiter, and a few light eq's/compressors on your mastering track, and just make better mixes tbh

  • Dec 31, 2021

    The secret is just being content with the s*** you make and DON'T OVERTHINK S***

    Songs blow up that sound like ASS

  • Experimenting
    And id suggest u first just learn ur own voice before throwing fx on it

  • Dec 31, 2021

    I don't think I'll ever get a vocal to sit exactly where I want it, I just have to not be a perfectionist about it.

  • Dec 31, 2021

    That being said the more work I do the better I get at it. And tangible improvement didn't come for a while (at least in my case), so it can be discouraging.

    And no matter what I always am trying new things to see how they sound / work, some stick some don't, but eventually you build up a toolbox.

  • Dec 31, 2021
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    Practice. Although having a daw more geared towards recording does help lol

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    Prbz

    Practice. Although having a daw more geared towards recording does help lol

    I use FL

  • Dec 31, 2021

    autotune is only useful if u use it right i.e. setting it to the right key

    idk how u work so its hard to help tbh but id definitely say if ur having pitch issues u might wanna take some time to figure out if ur vocals are in the same key as ur instrumental/autotune settings

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    DrizzyTaughtMe

    I use FL

    just beware if ur projects end up large or u need a lot of effects on one track FL is a dead end and youll need something like ableton or protools

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    Shammy

    just beware if ur projects end up large or u need a lot of effects on one track FL is a dead end and youll need something like ableton or protools

    Wym? You think it’ll crash often or something?

  • Dec 31, 2021
    DrizzyTaughtMe

    Wym? You think it’ll crash often or something?

    no its because theres a 8 fx limit on each track which is very limiting tbh for vocals you will often have 10+ fx on one track

    then theres the 125 track limit, which is VERY limiting for large projects

    basically its a nightmare if u end up doing srs engineering

  • I heard using a reference track is important

  • use low latency monitoring and practice singing with the auto tune

    use auto key to set the key

    you need to be able to know that you're going out of key and where you're hitting notes

    getting auto tune to sound right if your trying to use it as a robotic Vocal type effect takes some practice

    also set the formant to classic

    you should be using a lot of compression or saturation on the lead vocal, I personally like doing it in parallel

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