The Ultimate Guide to Vocal Production
Vocals are arguably the most important part of any great-sounding song. Vocals carry the hook and capture the emotion of listeners.
No other instrument has as much power or influence.
The Ultimate Guide to Vocal Production guides you through the most important steps in recording vocals, regardless of the software or DAW you use.
In this course, we'll look at various recording techniques the pros use to get crisp, resonant lead and backup vocals for any genre.
First, we'll learn how to get the singer comfortable in the recording studio and select the right microphone and preamp for the session.
We'll discuss how to set up a good headphone mix and configure your DAW,
Next, we'll dive directly into recording: positioning the mic, setting levels, and using compression.
Lastly, we'll into the psychological aspects of vocal production, like coaching the singer and giving feedback over the talkback mic.
In the final chapter, we'll cover some creative production techniques, including doubling vocals, stacking multiple vocal tracks, using Auto-Tune while recording, and methods for harmonizing.