Vocal Production Tutorial
In this Vocal Production Masterclass you will learn how to produce pro sounding vocals with easy to follow 'step by step' guidance. By the end of this course you will be able to transform a mediocre vocal into a good one and a good vocal performance into a chart smasher.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course
11 Lessons - 3 hours - Any Genre, Any DAW
What are you going to get out of it?
Perhaps you have successfully completed one of our beginner tutorials, or you are looking to take your music production skills to the next level. These any DAW Masterclass tutorials have all the knowledge you need in order for you to bring your mixes, recordings, vocals, drums and arrangements to life.
A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills
These any DAW Masterclass tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills. All these tutorials are made so you can jump to any specific skill or technique in the lessons, that you may be having difficulty with, and find a solution that is easy to follow and implement in your own projects.
In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from polished mixes to creative ideas to help inspire you. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.
Reward From Your Own Abilities
If you have already completed one of our beginner tutorials you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. These Masterclass music production tutorials will help you make your own songs sound much more professional, much cleaner and more creative.
Check out these free lessons from the course...
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Module 1 - Recording & Comping
Here we talk about some of the myths of vocal recording and what you can realistically expect to get from processing and tuning the vocal. We’ll take a quick look at lanes / playlists and their benefits for recording. Learn tips for recording to make the later stage of processing easier, what content to record and how you can get some really creative results by letting the singer free-style. We cover how to use the comping tool and how to comp if your DAW does not have one. Learn different approaches to comping, what to listen for when comping and what we can correct later in the processing stage.
Module 2 - Pitch & Timing Correction
We show you what software to use for pitch correction and how much pitch correction to use. Learn a simple technique for finding out what scale your track is in and for reducing unwanted vibrato from certain words. We look at finite editing of the vocal, removing unwanted breaths, clicks and artefacts but leaving parts that make the vocal sound natural. Learn how to use time stretching on phrases that are sung too quickly or slowly and get them back in time with the track to get a super tight performance. How to match up doubled tracks to get them to fit perfectly to the main vocal.
Module 3 - Vocal Tuning & Mixing
We teach you how to use a compressor for vocals and the pitfalls to look out for. Then EQ, how to find any problem frequencies and tame them down, boost nice frequencies and give the vocal some ‘air’. Next we look at creating stereo width, fatness and thickening up the vocal by using the harmonies and doubled tracks and then getting them to sit further back in the mix. This module also covers Group / Bus channel vocal mixing techniques and approach. We also show you clever tips like creating stereo width using delay and using compressor doubling to make the vocal jump forwards in the mix.
Module 4 - Parallel Processing
In this Module Jon fully explains parallel processing, it's benefits and how to set it up. Including how to fatten up the vocal using saturation / distortion, how to apply boost and lift to emphasize specific frequencies of the vocal, how to use different FX like stereo wideners, sound mangling FX and distortion, how to use short delays and short reverb to fatten up a vocal and add “clean distortion”, how to bring out the attack and add punch to vocals, make them have more impact and cut through the mix. Jon also teaches you the foundations so that you can then build your own unique processes on which can help you develop your own individual and unique sound.
Module 5 - Doubles, Triples & Harmonies
Module 5 is all about getting your vocals to sound 'thick' and full. Jon shows you how to get extra vocal tracks out of the unused vocal takes that did not make the main comped vocal. How to process a single vocal to get a take you can use for doubling and then tripling. How to double, off set and pitch shift a single track to create stereo width and fatten up your main vocal. Learn how to find harmonies the easy way. Discover how to get MIDI information out of your vocal performance to then thicken it up using a VST instrument. You'll also learn some of the creative ways in which you can help emphasize your vocal and get a different sound in your track.
Module 6 - Advanced Mixing Techniques In The Structure
This final Module teaches you how to approach mixing your vocal into your final mixdown. Learn plenty of tips and tricks and what the ethos of mixing is - looking at the bigger picture. Discover secrets such as giving the chorus vocals more impact by creating contrast between the verse and the chorus vocals using automation. Or automating the volume of tracks before they go through the compressor to give them greater dynamic range in the verses and then heavier compression in the chorus.
Also how to route everything in the track to one group / bus so you can then EQ and create space for the vocal to sit better in the overall mix.
Why learn from Born To Produce?
We have been creating music production tutorials for over 8 years. In that time we've helped thousands of students become better producers. We put our hearts and souls into each and every tutorial, which is why we get such great reviews. Our students are always grateful for our super fast and helpful support.
Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.
Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 of them. In his career, he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo.
His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques, so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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