Recording Vocals the Right Way
What you'll learn
- Record a nice, clean vocal
- Choose the right microphone
- Set the preamp properly
- Use compression when recording vocals
- Create a recording template in Pro Tools
- Edit vocals
- Create a "rough mix"
- Have a basic understanding of microphones, signal flow, and recording equipment.
- Pro Tools is recommended.
This course breaks down all of the variables involved with recording vocals for music; how to choose the right microphone, set the preamp and compressor, and how to run your D.A.W. most effectively. We take you through the steps of a typical recording session using a professional studio (Madison Records) and singer (Alex Tru). Various microphones, Vintech 573 preamp, EL8 Distressor compressor, and Pro Tools software are all utilized and explained in detail. Additionally, there is a section dedicated to post-production techniques. We explain what to do after you have finished recording. Comping vocals, editing, and basic mixing techniques are all covered in this section.
The entire course should take less than a week to complete. Reviewing specific lectures after watching the complete course is recommended in order to refresh yourself on any topics needed. You will have lifetime access and all videos can be downloaded, so you can easily review any of the videos at a later date. Thanks for checking out "Recording Vocals the Right Way," and we hope to see you inside the course!
Who this course is for:
- This recording course is meant for anyone who wants to capture a professional vocal sound. We assume a bit of previous knowledge in the course, so if you are just starting out this may not be for you.
Audio Instructor at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
BBA, Florida International University
Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor
Waves Audio Certified
Certified Higher Education Professional from NASASPS
I have been involved in the music industry for 17 years, and engineering (recording and mixing) for 12 years. Originally, I started out as a musician before becoming involved behind the scenes in recording studios. I have worked in many different genres of music through the years, and I am a voting member for the Grammy Awards.
Over a decade of music industry experience and Multiple Gold and Platinum RIAA Awards.
Wyatt Oates started playing guitar and bass at an early age of 14. He soon joined numerous bands and developed a passion for writing and recording songs. Wyatt eventually went on to attend Full Sail University, graduating in 2004 with honors and an Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts.
He quickly found a home in Atlanta, GA, landing at Tree Sound Studios, rapidly working his way up to Senior Producer/Engineer. He worked side by side with such producers as Andre Benjamin, Ed Roland, Brian Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, David Tickle, Shawn Garrett and many more (see client list). This enabled him to perfect his craft of making records from the initial conception and vision, all the way through to the finish.
During this time, Wyatt worked with Tanner Hendon they began producing and writing tracks, creating music, lyrics and full songs.
They formed MadRex Productions and started running and maintaining Madison Studios in Chamblee, GA. They began producing such bands as Reynolds & Williams Band, Sydney Elouise Ward, Hero The Band, Brother Grey, The Future Babes and Chelsea Shag.
Wyatt’s success has also made him a highly sought after industry speaker, and he has started teaching production and mixing classes at SAE Institute in Atlanta, GA. Wyatt explains, “I want to give back and help students get the opportunity to get into a large studio with A-List artists.”