TheVocalSweetener

Pitch, Alignment, Mixing

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You've worked so hard on your craft, now it's time to sweeten your vocals so you can compete with the top charting artists! Vocal tuning and alignment is CRUCIAL to making your song sound professional.

Software like AutoTune creates obvious and undesirable tuning artifacts on your vocals and will ruin the qualities that make a vocal performance sound natural and powerful. I will manually tune your vocals with Melodyne to make them sound ready for the radio using my 10 years of experience in the music industry. Based out of LA, I've had the pleasure of working with names such as:

Daniel Caesar
Brandy
Chris Brown
...among many others!

Take your song to the next level with The Vocal Sweetener!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

31 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bil C.
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    The Vocal Sweetener created an excellent mix. It was simple, smooth and just the kind of intimate listening experience I was hoping for. I'd be happy to work with Gabriel again!

  2. Review by J3AN
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    Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Jason K.
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    Absolutely fantastic to work with! He did an incredible job with comping, aligning & tuning my vocals. Any adjustments I requested he did and did them well! I will be using his services again in the future! Thank you TVS!

  4. Review by Emily D.
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    he is awesome!!

  5. Review by psychhunter
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    Great dedication to YOUR vision. Truly takes the time to listen to you and make sure you get what is best. Highly Recommend for Vocal Work

  6. Review by Emeka
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    My first time using SoundBetter, thought i'd give it a try, and I wasn't left disappointed

  7. Review by Mariah D.
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    Amazing job as always. Quick, friendly and fast delivery!

  8. Review by Zaryab K.
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    Quick and fantastic results!

  9. Review by sametime
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    Very good communication, easy to work with, does great work.

  10. Review by tommy m.
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    name. checks. out. I had a project that needed pitch correction and time alignment on a tight time constraint. he was able to turnaround the project faster than said.

    normally, I try not to work with time constraints but I know at times it's unavoidable. I would be more than willing to work with him again in the future.

  11. Review by Mariah D.
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    TheVocalSweetnener is the best in the game!

    He has done mixing on all my songs for my upcoming EP and always delivered top quality plus he is super fast, efficient and really listens to what is best for the specific song and feedback. Highly recommend and will continue to work with him on my upcoming songs

  12. Review by Jacob L.
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    He did a fantastic job, totally saved the vocals i sent him. Was a pleasure to work with, very friendly, and works fast.

  13. Review by Mariah D.
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    My third mix job with TheVocalSweetener and as always very happy with his amazing work on my songs and I will continue to work with him in the future, highly recommend!

  14. Review by Navi t.
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    Thank you TVS for working with me. This vocal was in a different language and TVS made it sound perfect!

  15. Review by Tremontae
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    Amazing, really works with your voice and doesn’t let technology work it for you. Natural enhancement.

  16. Review by Landen M.
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    Great job with vocal work on my voice!

  17. Review by Mariah D.
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    This will be my second mixing job with TheVocalSweetener. As always an amazing job and lifted my song on so many levels.

    Super friendly and responsive, I highly recommend.

    He will take your song to a higher and professional level.

  18. Review by Mariah D.
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    TheVocalSweetener gave my song a real boost with a really good balance!

    I will recommend others to work with TheVocalSweetener. I received
    good and professional treatment.

    Would love to work again with my upcoming projects!

  19. Review by Derek W.
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    Perfect👌

  20. Review by Kene E.
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    Very good work. Helpful! Worked hard to get sound right. Easy to work with

  21. Review by Morice El Blanco
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    Gabriel did a great job, he went beyond expectations, now my song sounds really good we will definitely work together again🔥

  22. Review by Cosmin Onofrei
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    Perfect tuning! Professional, patient and with a keen ear that's ready to take your work to the next level! Highly recommended!

  23. Review by Michel M.
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    Great Job, by the VocalSweetener. It's all in the ears. Definitely will work with him again !

  24. Review by M3EE
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    Thee best I will be working with him again

  25. Review by Errol H.
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    I've previously used TheVocalSweetner's services and will do so again, because he does excellent quality work. I am very happy with the superb results that he delivers for me in a timely and professional manner.

  26. Review by Taeyun K.
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    Fire! Honesty brings out ideas so don't be afraid to ask TheVocalSweetener what your thought process is. Timing, precision and vocal effects are very OCD aka precise! Don't just pay to sound like other artists, always be yourself and everything will come true!

  27. Review by Keen T.
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    Excellent vocal cleaning as usual! Thank you!!

  28. Review by Keen T.
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    Excellent spectral editing, fast turnaround!

  29. Review by Errol H.
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    Gabriel knows his stuff! He is quick, communicates very well and does excellent work - I highly recommend him and will use his services again.

  30. Review by Emma F.
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    Wow. Seriously professional, high quality work! And went above and beyond to make adjustments as requested. Definitely recommend and will be working with for future projects! :)

  31. Review by Phong Y.
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    Gabriel was very quick and very professional. He took a lot of care in tuning of the vocals and did a great job! I highly recommend him for your tuning, alignment, and timing. He's also very affordable compared to others.

Interview with TheVocalSweetener

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: Using my strong background in music (multi-instrumentalist) in combination with my formal education in audio engineering to assist clients with auditory improvements that make sense in a musical context.

  3. Q: What's your typical work process?

  4. A: My first priority is always clear and simple communication about materials needed, delivery dates and project details. I also make sure to check in with my clients periodically to make sure that the work is heading in the right direction. For vocal tuning, I tend to start by tuning the lead vocal by hand using Melodyne in relation to the instrumental. Once completed, I'll send an export back to the client for approval, and then match the tuning of the rest of the vocals to the lead vocal. After tuning, I'll begin work on the timing and alignment of the vocals if requested. At this point I send an export of the tuned/aligned vocals to the client for final approval. On mixing projects, I ask clients for a mix reference that they'd like it to sound similar to. I typically start the mix process by editing, adjusting and balancing the aspects of the reference mix that have been accentuated (rhythm section, vocals, drums, etc.). I do not use templates - every song gets its own unique and independent focus. Using my vast collection of analog emulation plugins, I then apply the same process to the rest of the instrumentation. Once I've achieved a good starting balance, I send the first version to the client to make sure they're happy with the direction it's heading. Then, based upon the feedback, I'll continue to adjust and compare to the reference, send updated versions until we've reached a mix that brings the song to life.

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: My top 3 mix engineers: Rich Costey, Michael Breuer, Serban Ghenea The best engineers have a background in music. This allows them to support the composition in crucial ways that go beyond pure aesthetics.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: The most common type of work is manually tuning/aligning vocals in addition to mixing.

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  • Daniel Caesar
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