Sometimes emptiness in a song can be a good thing, but there are times when you may want it to sound more full, bigger and richer. And it can be a struggle to attain that.
In this video, Joe provides some solutions that he notes aren’t new or revolutionary, but they do often go overlooked in the quest for a thicker sound when and where you want it.
Some of it involves using different types of pads, particularly on ballads and songs of that nature, and often, it’s not big or obvious—but it can make a difference in attaining the desired result.
Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the Home Studio Corner. Note that Joe also offers highly effective training courses, including Understanding Compression and Understanding EQ.