How to Mix Rap Vocals | Leslie Brathwaite (Pharrell Williams)

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Shared September 27, 2019

Grammy-winning mixer Leslie Brathwaite (Beyoncé) takes you inside the session of Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams’ “Neon Guts,” sharing his processing techniques for killer hip-hop vocals. Watch Leslie’s tips on mixing hip-hop beats: https://www.waves.com/leslie-beats

(1:17) Get Creative with Pitch Correction

(4:10) DeEssing

(5:52) EQ & Compression

(7:45) Enhance & Shape

(10:21) Gel Different Vocal Leads Together

(13:20) In-Your-Face Classic Compression

(14:09) Tone Top-End Harshness

(15:55) Tame with Light Compression

(17:04) Ad-Libs & Overdubs

(20:13) Filtered Delay FX


Plugins used by Leslie Brathwaite in this video:

CLA Vocals: https://waves.com/cla-vocals
DeEsser: https://www.waves.com/deesser
Renaissance EQ: https://waves.com/reneq
Renaissance Compressor: https://waves.com/rencomp
Renaissance Reverb: https://waves.com/renreverb
S1 Stereo Imager: https://waves.com/s1
CLA-76:https://waves.com/cla76
Waves Tune Real-Time: https://waves.com/tunert
SSL E-Channel: https://waves.com/ssl-e
H-Delay: https://waves.com/hdelay

Music: “Neon Guts” by Lil Uzi Vert feat. Pharrell Williams