Recording Vocals at Home like a Professional Sound Engineer
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Recording Vocals at Home like a Professional Sound Engineer

The Complete Guide to introduce Video Course Creators and YouTubers to Professional Audio Concepts and Techniques.
4.5 (22 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you'll learn how to get an EXEPTIONAL on Udemy's Audio Quality Review Process.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to record and Edit Audio to a professional standard.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to consistently produce Voice Takes that sound clear, powerful, and professional.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be designing your path to success in no time and I'll be there to guide you through each and every step.
  • By the end of this course, you'll have a practical and proven guide to improve your working process by applying Recording Techniques in the correct order.
  • By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the system on wich World-Class Engineers rely on to make their Vocal Recordings sound AWESOME.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to avoid common mistakes that ruin your Vocal takes.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be fully prepared to get your hands on the content you want your course to present instead of getting caught up on the unimportant and time-consuming parts of the process.
  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to record more videos in less time by speeding up your process to make you more money.
  • By the end of this course, you'll have more fun and less frustration over your sessions by consistently achieving clarity, depth, and power on each and every Vocal Recording Session.
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Requirements
  • This is an introductory level course, so no prior understanding of recording is required.
  • You will need an internet connection to watch these videos.
  • This course will use Cubase as the main software, but the concepts can be applied to any recording software.
Description

Hello! My name is Federico and throughout this course, I’ll be teaching everything you need to know about recording and treating vocals professionally from the comfort of your own home.

I’ve been working in the music industry for almost 9 years now. I’ve worked on countless professional recordings and with a wide variety of vocal artists such as singers, rappers, poets and voice over artists.

Now, I’m gonna share with you all the secrets I picked up over the years. How to obtain the most professional results with almost no investment as long as you’re willing to learn.

I take that you wanna know how to record better audio for your videos. Maybe make your voice appear clearer, without any background noise, clicks, pops and or distortion.

Even put a little music on the back to emphasize certain topics or create a bit of a mood.

But, 

  • What is a vocal recording? 
  • Why do we need microphones and what are they?
  • Is an audio interface necessary? 
  • What can I do to improve my room’s acoustics on a budget?
  • How do I treat the audio of my videos for clarity? 
  • What are the right levels? 
  • What is the right audio file format? 

These and many other questions will be answered throughout the course.

Feel free to watch some of the free lecture previews and then when you're ready, enroll in course. 


Who is the target audience?
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Udemy Content Creators who can't get their courses approved because of poor audio quality.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Udemy Content Creators in seek for better audio quality for their students.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Udemy Content Creators to craft better Promo Videos for their courses by including quality music that doens't mask their own voices in the video.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Youtubers who want to learn how to put quality sound FX in their videos to enhance audience experience.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Youtubers with noisy rooms, streets, pets, AC and even computers.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is for Youtubers looking for a building a studio setup on a budget.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is NOT for people who are not serious about their work.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is NOT for lazy people in search for shortcuts to improve instead of putting in the work.
  • Recording Vocals at Home is NOT for people who don't care about productivity, order, and progress.
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
02:01:46
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 01:41
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Chapter 1: Sound Theory
4 Lectures 15:41

Learn about the theory behind sound creation and sound waves propagation through air.

Preview 03:34

Learn about the most important parameters related to sound.

Characteristics of Sound
04:02

Learn all about sine waves, square waves, sawtooth wave and every other type of waveforms.

Different Types of Sound Waves
03:15

Learn all about directionality and spatiality in sound acoustics.

Sound Behaviour
04:50

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 1 Wrap-Up
3 questions
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Chapter 2: Acoustics
6 Lectures 20:33

Learn all about the acoustic qualities of a room and its properties.

What is Acoustics?
02:45

Learn how sound reflects from walls before reaching the listener and how this affects the quality of your vocal recordings.

Early Reflections
02:40

One of the most important factors in achieving high-quality recordings. Learn to control reverberation time in your room.

Preview 02:26

Learn how this simple phenomenons reflect badly on the quality of your recordings and how to control them.

Echoes and Resonances
05:23

Learn how to sound proof your room to obtain studio quality vocals at home.

Acoustic Treatment
04:41

What is the difference between this two common words. Are they necessary?

Absortion vs Isolation
02:38

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 2 Wrap-Up
2 questions
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Chapter 3: Equipment
11 Lectures 32:56

Learn how to convert your voice to an electric signal during recording.

Acoustic vs Electric Signals
03:39

What is noise? Why microphones capture noise when recording my voice?

Noise
02:15

One of the key factors in achieve high-quality vocal recordings.  

Preview 01:42

Wich microphone should I buy? How much money does a dynamic microphone costs?

Dynamic Microphones
01:33

Learn all about condenser microphones. How do they work and what applications are they mostly used for.

Condenser Microphones
01:56

Wich type of microphone should you buy? Cardioid or omnidirectional?

Directionality and Polar Patterns
04:44

Balanced vs Unbalanced cables. Wich are the best for audio recording at home?

Wiring
03:29

Do I really need an audio interface? What are they? Wich one should I buy to record at home?

Audio Interfaces
04:37

Wich program should I use to edit audio? Wich audio software is the best for recording vocals?

DAWs
02:28

Are vocals mono or stereo? Wich type of channel should I create to record vocals coming from my microphone?

Mono vs Stereo
04:49

What are they? Should I buy one? Can I make one myself at home?

Pop Filters
01:44

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 3 Wrap-Up
2 questions
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Chapter 4: Recording
4 Lectures 15:08

What is the proper level for recording vocals? Why do my recordings distort? What is distortion?

Preview 03:21

What are the best settings for recording audio at home?

Bit Depth and Sample Rate
03:41

Uncompressed vs compressed audio files. Wich is the best audio format?

Audio File Formats
04:25

What should I do when I make a mistake during recording?

Re-Recording
03:41

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 4 Wrap-Up
2 questions
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Chapter 5: Treatment
10 Lectures 24:55

The best way to ensure that you achieve high-quality audio content.

Reference Tracks
02:06

How to edit audio and add effects to my vocal recordings?

Plugins
01:43

How to remove noise from your vocal recordings?

Preview 03:47

Learn all about equalizers and how to equalize your vocal recordings.

Equalization
02:10

What is a filter and why you must always filter your signals?

Filters
01:44

Another contributing factor to the overall noise profile of your vocal recordings is the fact that breathing can get out of hand sometimes.

Breathing
02:53

Much like the breathing noises being to loud, certain consonants like Ss, Xs and Cs can make annoying disturbances in your recordings.

De-Essing
03:22

A key factor in achieve competitive quality recordings in the audio industry.

Peak vs RMS
02:24

Compressors are another type of plugins that controls the volume or gain fluctuations of a signal. 

Compression
02:18

Learn all about limiters. Why do you need them and why they are better than normalization.

Limiting
02:28

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 5 Wrap-Up
2 questions
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Chapter 6: Enhancement
4 Lectures 09:12

How to enhance the best parts of your speech qualities for a better listening experience.

Artistic Equalization
01:40

How to avoid masking when using background music to spice up your videos.

Side-Chain Compression
02:53

How to setup send effects to make your recording more natural with reverb, or more artistic with delay.

Reverb, Delay and Send FX
02:42

Tips and techniques to be more confortable infront of the camera and get the most out of your recordings.

Preview 01:57

A couple of questions to apply the knowledge you have just aquired.

Chapter 6 Wrap-Up
2 questions
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Extra Class
1 Lecture 01:40

Congratulations! Final words and farewell.

Extra Class
01:40
About the Instructor
Federico Soler Fernández
4.1 Average rating
72 Reviews
8,341 Students
3 Courses
University Sound Technician - Online Instructor/Educator

Federico is a University Sound Technician graduated from the National University of Tucumán, Argentina. 

He's been trained by Grammy Award nominee Eng. Pablo Rabinovich and has taken courses with AES former President, Andrés Mayo. 

He's worked in several records as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer but mainly as a composer. He plays Guitar, Piano and Bass and specializes in Hybrid Orchestral Music for Cinematic Trailers.

He owns the Mastering Mixing Hacks Channel where he teaches Music Production as an Online Instructor and Educator.