Quin McAdam – October 23 – Vocal Compression and Acoustic Guitars Added

To add some more character the vocal track I selected a compressor plug-in that emulates a vintage analog compressor. It adds a little bit of grind or distortion to the signal which has the effect of creating a bit more warmth in the vocal. Compressors bring out more of the sound between the notes as they amplify the lower volume points and reduce the volume on the peaks.

In this version the acoustic guitars have been replaced. Micing of the guitar is done with an Audio Technica 4041 and a Shure KSM32. The track is coming together now and is ready for a final mix down. I like to do that at a local studio where they have a number of speaker configurations including a big blaster.

Quin McAdam – Rough 6