Recording & Mixing Vocals In Cubase

This is a vast repository of knowledge on recording and mixing vocals. On this course you will learn how to get the best possible recordings in any environement, and you will learn all the skills and processing techniques you need to be able to produce professional level vocals in your own projects.

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34 Lessons - Over 5 Hours

What are you going to get out of it?

What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Expertise

Do you ever get stuck when mixing vocals, or your vocals sound small or weak in the mix? Well, this course will help you set up correctly to record pro vocals, even with a minimal setup, and how to get the best performance. Then take that performance and craft it into a chart topping vocal using various corrective and processing techniques.


A Compendium Of Knowledge

This course is designed so you can use it as a reference guide for many years throughout your music production career. All aspects of vocal music production are covered, from the mind set needed, to the techniques you can use in any given situation. All the vocal related tools of Cubase are discussed in detail, so you can take that knowledge and apply it to your own vocal recordings.

Deeper Understanding Of Cubase

In this course you will learn all about the features and processes available to you in Cubase, granting you a much deeper understanding of what is available to you, how and when to use it.


Ultimately Better Mixes

This course helps you as you are actually making your own tracks; like having a professional vocal engineer on hand whenever you need help with your projects. Of course you can watch the course from beginning to end and soak in the knowledge if you want, but it will always be on your hard drive, any time you need a helping hand. Or if you want to check you are doing something correctly, or using a tool the correct way.

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Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - Recording Theory


Getting a decent vocal recording is not hard if you know how to do it. In this early module you will learn all of the basic principles of recording vocals, setting up microphones, the different types you may want to use and how to set up your environment to get the best possible recording. Almost more importantly is getting the best performance out of the singer and making sure that the performance they give is emotive, so we'll look at ways to make the session go easier on the day. You'll learn about standard recording setups as well as how to record in mid/side stereo configurations, how to record multiple singers in one go and gain an overall understanding of the process so you will be better equipped when it comes to the recording stage.


Module 2 - Recording Setup In Cubase


Here we will dive into Cubase 10 and start looking at how to setup for recording a vocal. You will learn about the different recording modes Cubase offers and how to use the Cubase 'Control Room' for recording more than one person at a time and even how to send different mixes to each person's headphones.

A lot of singers want to hear reverb in their headphone mix to make their voice sound more natural as they perform; you will learn how to do this in Cubase and/or in your soundcard interface. Finally we will go through some best practises and tips for the recording day so you can get the most out of your singer and have a neat and tidy session.


Module 3 - Perfecting the Performance In Post


Post production on vocals is super powerful in Cubase and you will learn how to comp together the best possible performance out of many different recordings and then use the left over recordings to create extra takes which you can use later to fatten and thicken up the vocal (known as doubled takes). We will look in depth at 'Vari Audio 3' which is new in Cubase 10 Pro and you will learn how to use it to maximum effect to control almost any aspect of the vocal performance. Formant shifting is now available and can be used both as a corrective measure and also as a creative effect & you will learn all about it in this module. You will also learn how to correct timing errors in the vocal performance.

Module 4 - Getting A Big Vocal Sound


Although getting a BIG vocal sound has to do with all aspects from recording to mixing there are still things you can do to help get even bigger, wider and deeper vocals. Here you will learn how to add a very natural and super wide vocal sound using the left over vocals from the comping stage (doubled takes). This is the single best technique you can use to make your vocal sound thicker, wider and deeper. You will also learn how to process 'mid/side' recordings to add width to your vocal and a few tips that will help you get better results. You will learn how to use Cubase's Chord Track to create extra harmony voices on any vocal you want and how to change the structure of them musically at any time.


Module 5 - Vocal Mixing


You will learn step by step the fundamental processes of mixing vocals. You don't need any fancy plugins, just an understanding of the basic tools you already have in Cubase like EQ, compression, saturation and from time to time distortion. There are certain things that each vocal recording must have done on them to get them ready for further/heavier processing and once you have that down then you can take it many different directions depending on the vocal itself. Jon demonstrates this on a few different style vocal projects to show which processing you would want to use and how you go about doing it. Of course the sense of space is a huge part of vocal mixing and you will learn how to use reverb and delay or a mix of both to get great results.


Module 6 - Chopping & Pitching Vocals


Vocal chops and pitch shifting has become a staple of the modern producer but it can be difficult to consistently get good results when you don't know what you are doing. In this final module you will learn about the different ways in which you can do this, whether it is creating one off vocal chops to embellish your vocal performance or if you want to create an entire section (like a chorus) out of chopped and pitched vocals. We'll look at editing and easily making vocal segments that can then be made into a playable MIDI controlled instrument so you can jam out any performance you like and also we will look at doing this in pure audio as well if you prefer to work that way. Both ways can give amazing results.

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