Pt. 4 Cleaning up vocals
One of the most time consuming processes while mixing and tracking is cleaning up vocals. Usually when I get sessions from other people, this process is much more time consuming, because I don’t know how the tracks are organized. Again, this is why it is important to keep your sessions organized.
Cleaning up vocals usually involves deleting breaths, creating fades and lining up background vocals. Making these small changes make a huge impact. If you don’t do this, you run the risks of having weird pops and clicks that occur when the artist wasn’t actually singing. These small tasks may seem dull, but I find it to be strangely calming and rewarding when I finally finish.