Your voice is the only instrument that is completely unique to you. Whether you’re a gifted vocalist or not, using vocals as instruments and textures in your tracks can be a great way to help it stand out, as well as filling out the mix or adding some ambience.
As part of our #AllStarMixTricks, Alina Smith, ½ of the production and songwriting duo LYRE MUSIC GROUP explains how she layers up her airy vocals to create unique pad sounds and melodies.
“What I mean by this is specifically using your voice, because it is the only instrument that you have that no one else will have, to create melodies and pads.”
Opening up the project for ‘Bathing Suit’, a track she produced for her LYRE MUSIC GROUP counterpart, Elli Moore, Alina shares:
“This is a technique I use on every single song I produce. I have a pretty airy voice and I use it as a pad quite a bit, to add a bit of oomph to this post-chorus.”
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“What’s up my name is Alina Smith and my mix trick is using vocals as instruments in your session.
It’s really more of a production trick but what I mean by this is specifically using your voice because it is the only instrument that you have that no one else will have to create melodies and pads.
This is a technique I use an every single song I produce.
I have a pretty airy voice, and I use it as a pad quite a bit so you can hear this here, to kind of add a little bit of oomph to this post course.“