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    Mixing rap vocals with beat

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    So, obviously i have a problem but i just wanted to know if my problem can be fixed. I have several beats that i have made and i am trying to record vocals over them. When i made the beats, i had no idea about panning or mixing, so the sounds are all pretty much right down the center. Now the good news is that every sound, including the drums have all been sampled from some professional recording....with that in mind, hopefully everything has already been panned, mixed and mastered??? Oh, by the way all the beats have been mixed down into a wav and brought in on one track, so there is no hope for changing anything now. Trial and error seems to be the response to most questions here, but is there a way to find where i can fit the vocals and then EQ from there???? If someone can tell me how, i can post any audio on here that will help with my situation.
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    Yes .

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    so....................



    are you having troubles recording your vocals onto a beat?



    I didn't quite get the question in the first place, even after reading over it 3 times?
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    I have the beat mixed down and brought in on one track, recording vocals and doubling one 2 other tracks and now i am trying to get the beat and vocals to sound like they fit together. Either the beat drowns out the lyrics, the lyrics are too loud, or the beat is dominately panned one side and the vocals on the other.

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    Dude, you need to change your handle ... to NOTalent52.


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    so i guess that means you dont know either chester!

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    Let's see ... for starters, you could try not mixing everything to mono, and not panning everything to one side.

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    First of all, midlife crisis, i didnt post this to get into message board wars, i was looking for advice. If you want to spend your time belittling, why don't you try myspace.

    Second of all, the beat is brought in stereo, so i have freedom to pan it how i please. What i was saying is that the beat has already been mixed down, so i do not have the freedom to pan each individual instrument.

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    how about this. Place your beat by itself, once, into some program like mp3 audio mixer, and then press record, then rap on the mic. hit stop, and your done. EQ it after etc.... Do that a hundred times, and you'll be ready to upgrade to something like mixcraft or like nature.
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    I think you're biggest problem right now is going to be the lack of high end equipment on your end. That's not a sarcastic remark, by the way. If you got your 'beats' from true 'professional' recordings, they are indeed mixed and mastered, albeit a mono .wav file from what you've said. Now, if you take a professionally recording, mixed, mastered 'beat' and try to sing/rap/speak whatever over it through a $50 mic plugged straight into a soundcard, your chances of that meshing together are pretty low....in my opinion.

    Perhaps someone else can give you better advice on the subject. It sounds to me like glorified karaoke right now. Some reverb applied on both tracks could perhaps put it a little more together though.

    Then again, what the hell do I know.

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