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Record Pop & Rap Vocals Like A Pro

The Complete Practical Guide to Vocal Production for Beginner - Advanced Producers, Engineers, Vocalists & Musicians
Instructor:
Jay Picasso
301 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Record professional quality vocals.
Mix professional quality vocals.
Edit professional quality vocals.
Prepare vocals tracks for Radio, Spotify, iTunes, Podcasting, Voice Over, Film & Television.
Apply advance techniques to record & mix with confidence in any modern recording studio.

In this course you will learn the very practical methods of recording and editing vocals used in professional recording studios across the world.

Whether you are producing in a bedroom or a state of the art recording studio, here we focus on the things that make the biggest impact on your vocals.

 

Taking you through each step of the vocal recording process in an informative and charismatic fashion, Jay Picasso (Stormzy, Izzy Bizu, Plan B, SneakBo, Wayne Woodward, Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music) explores the most effective methods and innovative techniques employed by some of the world’s top producers and engineers in studios across the globe.

Recording, comping, editing and mixing are the four main pillars of vocal production. Each section is explored in great detail, explained in simple terms.

This course will also offer you the opportunity to apply your own techniques to the curriculum, empowering you to utilise your own skill set and methods to generate results. Answering all the questions any aspiring music producer needs to know about the vocal recording process, this course is extremely practical.

 

COURSE MODULES 

 

1. RECORDING 

Setting Up Your Microphone , Developing Microphone Techniques, Capturing Vocal Takes, Vocal Layering.

2. COMPING

The Classic Comping Method, Cleaning Vocals, Time Stretching & Flexing Vocals, Breath Control.

3. EDITING

Auto Tune Vs Pitch Corrector, Flex Pitch( Logic X only) Melodyne.

4. MIXING 

EQ, Compression, Layering & Spacing (Pan), FX (Reverb, Delay etc)

 

Learning to record great sounding vocals is just the start. As you continue through the modules you will learn the deeper aspects of production techniques, and learn the fundamental principles behind the art of vocal production. By the time you have completed this course your vocal recordings will be radio/broadcast ready.

First and foremost, you will be prepared for the wider world of recording studios. Equipped with your new skill set you will be armed with the modern tools required  to work in any modern recording studio.

The course should take between 1-2 weeks to complete depending on level of experience. Once enrolled all materials are yours to keep for a lifetime; in addition, you will be given access to the Facebook forum in which students share, communicate and give feedback to any works you submit. There are also lots of supporting tutorials that you will be given access to upon request.

RECORDING

1
Microphone Techniques INTRO
2
Introduction
3
Setting Up Your Microphone

You will learn how to: Setup your microphone to record the best sound possible

4
Setting Up Your Microphone (part 2)

You will learn how to: Setup your microphone to record the best sound possible

5
Microphone Techniques

You will learn how to: Get the best vocal performance out of your vocalist

6
Capturing Vocal Takes
7
Capturing Vocal Takes (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Record and organise multiple vocal takes to structure.

8
Vocal Development & Layering

You will learn how to: Effectively capture vocal layers to enhance your Song. 

COMPING

1
COMPING - INTRO
2
Introduction
3
The Classic Comping Method

You will learn how to: Competently Apply the Classic Comping Method to your recordings.

4
Comping

You will learn how to: Competently Apply the Classic Comping Method to your recordings.

5
Cutting, Pasting & Cleaning

You will learn how to: collect all the best parts of the vocal take, and begin the comping process. 

6
Time Stretching and Flexing Vocals

You will learn how to: Adjust Your vocals to alignment and accurately edit the timing of your vocals.

7
Time Stretching and Flexing Vocals (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Adjust Your vocals to alignment and accurately edit the timing of your vocals.

8
Editing Breaths

You will learn how to: Accurately cut out unwanted breaths, and learn how to ‘treat’ those breaths you want to keep.

9
Breath Control

You will learn how to: Accurately cut out unwanted breaths, and learn how to ‘treat’ those breaths you want to keep.

EDITING

1
MODULE3 - EDITING INTRODUCTION
2
Introduction
3
Auto Tune Vs Pitch Corrector

You will learn how to: Apply auto tune or pitch corrector to your vocals in order to achieve an effect.

4
Auto Tune Vs Pitch Corrector (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Apply auto tune or pitch corrector to your vocals in order to achieve an effect.

5
Flex Pitch & Melodyne

You will learn how to: Apply flex pitch or Melodyne to your vocals. How to edit, extend and separate notes.

6
Pitch Flex
7
Melodyne

MIXING

1
MODULE 4 - MIXING INTRODUCTION
2
Introduction
3
EQ

You will learn how to: Correctly EQ your vocal comps. Allowing you to maximise their effectiveness within your mix.

4
EQ (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Correctly EQ your vocal comps. Allowing you to maximise their effectiveness within your mix.

5
Compression

You will learn how to: Maximize the volume of your vocals and increase their impact in your mix.

6
Compression (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Maximize the volume of your vocals and increase their impact in your mix.

7
Layering, Spacing and Levelling

You will learn how to: Place vocals in the mix. Learning how to utilize the dynamic space within your tracks.

8
Layering, Spacing and Levelling Vocals (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Place vocals in the mix. Learning how to utilize the dynamic space within your tracks.

9
FX (Part 2)

You will learn how to: Apply the secrets of the pro’s by adding effects to your vocals and how to create new and exciting effect that will evolve your tracks to the next level.

10
Reverb

You will learn how to: Apply reverb correctly to your Vocals. 

11
FX

You will learn how to: Apply the secrets of the pro’s by adding effects to your vocals and how to create new and exciting effect that will evolve your tracks to the next level.

12
Conclusion
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