Produce Vocals Like A Pro
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Produce Vocals Like A Pro

The Complete Practical guide to Vocal Production for intermediate to Advanced Producers, Engineers and Vocalists.
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21 students enrolled
Created by Jay Picasso
Last updated 5/2017
English
Price: $175
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 19 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Produce vocals ready for radio
  • Record, comp, edit and mix vocals with confidence
  • Get a job working in a modern recording studio
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Requirements
  • Students should own a copy of Logic Pro X
  • Students should have a good understanding of Music Production
  • Students should be enthusiastic about learning the secrets of the pros
Description

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 will focus on the things that make the biggest impact on your vocals. 

Taking you through each step of the vocal recording process in charismatic fashion, Jay Picasso (Izzy Bizu, Bridgette Kelly, Joyce Simms, Nicholas McDonald, Wayne Woodward, Sony, Universal, Warner & BBC) 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 get your foot in the door.

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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring Music Producers
  • Engineers looking to increase their skills
  • For singers wanting to achieve professional sounding vocals
  • Students who want to know how to use Melodyne and Pitch shifting Vocal editors
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
04:03:28
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RECORDING
8 Lectures 23:14

Introduction
01:02

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

Setting Up Your Microphone
01:54

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

Setting Up Your Microphone (part 2)
03:26

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

Microphone Techniques
06:17

Capturing Vocal Takes
02:24

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

Preview 03:03

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

Vocal Development & Layering
03:42
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COMPING
9 Lectures 36:04
COMPING - INTRO
01:13

Introduction
00:56

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

Preview 00:48

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

Comping
10:50

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

Cutting, Pasting & Cleaning
02:43

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

Time Stretching and Flexing Vocals
08:31

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

Time Stretching and Flexing Vocals (Part 2)
02:11

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

Editing Breaths
02:33

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

Breath Control
06:17
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EDITING
7 Lectures 01:22:52
MODULE3 - EDITING INTRODUCTION
01:02

Introduction
01:19

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

Preview 02:49

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

Preview 17:37

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

Flex Pitch & Melodyne
05:48

Pitch Flex
20:35

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MIXING
12 Lectures 01:42:46
MODULE 4 - MIXING INTRODUCTION
00:36

Introduction
00:59

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

EQ
24:32

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

Preview 05:00

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

Compression
17:34

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

Compression (Part 2)
03:46

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

Layering, Spacing and Levelling
02:46

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

Preview 09:17

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.

FX (Part 2)
04:27

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

Reverb
15:12

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.

FX
17:26

Conclusion
01:09
About the Instructor
Jay Picasso
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
21 Students
1 Course
Proffessional Music Producer and Engineer.

Jay Picasso is a professional music producer and sound engineer. Having produced for the likes of Izzy Bizu, Bridgette Kelly, Joyce Simms, Nicholas McDonald, Wayne Woodward, Joe McElderry, Wiley and Ghetts to name a few and having spent over 10 years recording music, Jay has worked in several studios across London and Toronto.

Head producer at Starcity Studios London, Jay continues to produce music daily, working closely with labels, television companies and independent artists.