Mixing Female Pop Vocals - Help

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bhapmusic
 
May 02, 2012 (1:14)
So I've started Pop projects, this one is two girls together. This is the first song I've worked on that is Pop genre and I've gotten into a pickle,

Below is a snippet (1st verse) of this song with their vocals, Please read this first-

[I am aware of volume problems and anything to do with a little too much reverb right now etc. I'm in the middle of tweaking this right this second so i just rendered it so you can see where I'm at.

I'm use to mixing my vocals more clear and precise, but the singers want to sound less "live" and more "poppy". Does anyone have some tips on how about reaching this sound? If the only answer is expensive Auto-tune it's out the question, i need to mix this completely myself.

Forum snippet.mp3


An example of what they are going for vocally (besides just saying "Poppy") is Havanna Brown's "We Run The Night"

Above is where I'm at right now and the link below is another forum where I've posted an mp3 talking about the whole mix but in it the vocals are clear and mixed more like how i usually like to mix them.
http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=92389 (near the bottom of the post.)

And Thank you seriously for any and all help. I just need a clear direction!!!
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Perfect Human
 
May 02, 2012 (12:51)
but the singers want to sound less "live&q...

EuFony
 
May 02, 2012 (14:02)
Well, if you're going for 'we run the night' st...

Perfect Human
 
May 02, 2012 (14:24)
The EQ you had before is definitely better, no ...

bhapmusic
 
May 02, 2012 (15:29)
moosa17 wrote:The EQ you had before is definite...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (1:35)
Id really like to have an idea of where to take...

L. Scott Knight
 
May 03, 2012 (2:27)
DId you try different levels of compression to ...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (3:55)
Yes i will try it, I'll try ALL tips but hopefu...

L. Scott Knight
 
May 03, 2012 (5:08)
Well, it doesn't take much to try it since you ...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (5:46)
L. Scott Knight wrote:Well, it doesn't take muc...

Perfect Human
 
May 03, 2012 (6:25)
bhapmusic wrote:As for Pitch correction I ran t...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (6:57)
moosa17 wrote:bhapmusic wrote:As for Pitch corr...
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Perfect Human
 
May 03, 2012 (7:10)
Definitely better. I'd say bring the vocals lev...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (8:24)
moosa17 wrote:Definitely better. I'd say bring ...

Perfect Human
 
May 03, 2012 (10:45)
You've got all of that going on in there huh? I...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (16:04)
I dont believe in that. My biggest style in mix...

Perfect Human
 
May 03, 2012 (17:19)
bhapmusic wrote:As for Maximus's de-esser ive n...

bhapmusic
 
May 03, 2012 (17:35)
I hate presets, i tweak EVERYTHING. Except a de...

L. Scott Knight
 
May 04, 2012 (5:50)
I think one of the things that is lending to th...

bhapmusic
 
May 04, 2012 (6:17)
Maybe when they say "I love it" but t...

Perfect Human
 
May 04, 2012 (7:22)
bhapmusic wrote:Ive tried tweaking it but i adm...

bhapmusic
 
May 04, 2012 (7:26)
Awesome! I'll work with it some more. I'll be w...

nanda K
 
May 04, 2012 (9:15)
i heard the havana song u want to sound like - ...

nanda K
 
May 04, 2012 (9:18)
nanda K wrote:i heard the havana song u want to...

Veranova
 
May 04, 2012 (12:22)
Pop vocals are really 'well' produced and take ...

bhapmusic
 
May 04, 2012 (15:41)
Sweet!One question, would you personally route ...

Veranova
 
May 04, 2012 (15:44)
Do whatever you like to the signal, so long as ...

kevincharm
 
May 04, 2012 (17:20)
You need to completely mono the lead vocals for...
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bhapmusic
 
May 05, 2012 (23:06)
Problems im in the middle of:Slicex- piece of s...

L. Scott Knight
 
May 05, 2012 (23:12)
I don't know squat about Slicex but if regular ...

bhapmusic
 
May 06, 2012 (0:03)
L. Scott Knight wrote:I don't know squat about ...

nanda K
 
May 06, 2012 (12:43)
slicex is meant to be used on vocals as a speci...

bhapmusic
 
May 09, 2012 (20:59)
Well, hopefully I'll get better and faster at t...

Perfect Human
 
May 09, 2012 (23:25)
bhapmusic wrote:if Newtone is doing a bad job a...

Toxic Tom
 
May 09, 2012 (23:36)
I don't really use newtone (because it doesn't ...

bhapmusic
 
May 09, 2012 (23:53)
How can i get Kerovee? I like the sound i get w...

Toxic Tom
 
May 10, 2012 (0:44)
Here you go:http://www.kvraudio.com/product/ker...

bhapmusic
 
May 10, 2012 (2:15)
Thanks, got it.my only thing is with that type ...

FEARme
 
Sep 06, 2012 (1:13)
Great Track. Thanks for sharing your effects ro...

Lach Rae Dawn
 
Sep 06, 2012 (17:50)
Must point out, but probably most of you have a...

Toxic Tom
 
Sep 07, 2012 (0:12)
bhapmusic wrote:Thanks, got it.my only thing is...