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permalink   Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 4:45 PM
I listen to vocals here and the thing that strikes me most is that people put reverb on their stems. Not a good idea.

You tie the remixer’s hands if you have reverb on your stems.

Just saying. Take the verb off, please, pretty please. More often than not it’s too much anyway.
Platinum Butterfly
permalink   Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 3:46 AM
totaly agree with that :)

or maybe load up two versions, one with and one without
permalink   Mon, May 25, 2015 @ 10:41 PM
Agree. There is too often reverb. Sometimes an annoying amount of reverb. Possibly a crutch for the less confident or a remnant from a previously mixed project.

Best practice would be dry stem tracks for voice (mono) and instruments.

On the upside, not a lot of autotuned voices on ccmixter.
permalink   Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 12:32 PM
The downside for vocalists is that many remixers tend to put a lot of effort into the music and then just add the dry acapella on top of it. There are few people who really care about working with the vocals in the same way they work with the backing track.
permalink   Kara Square Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 8:35 AM
True. That’s exactly why I always include vocals with and without FX.
permalink   Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 2:05 PM
So we should put our vocal without effects?