Vocal Production for Singers and Logic X users

An introduction to music production aimed to help both singers and engineers/producers
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

With studio rates forever increasing and the popularity of home studios going through the roof we have designed a course to enable singers, engineers, and producers to learn how to best make the most of perhaps limited equipment and space to deliver professional quality sounding vocal recordings. This course walks you through every aspect of delivering a polished final result, from what to expect from a professional recording studio and how best to apply your skills when singing, all the way through to mixing your recorded vocal and bouncing down your work to the correct file format for your purpose. Vocal production for singers and logic X users focusses on what to do once your vocal has already been recorded however there are some great tips to improve the quality of your actual recordings too.

'Vocal production for singers and logic X users' takes around 2 hours to complete and has 8 sections of step by step tuition delivered by engineers from the world famous Steelworks Studios in sheffield. This course will teach you how to make your recorded vocals sound as good as they possibly can and show you some of the tricks of the trade needed to add that extra sparkle to your voice. 'Vocal production for singers and logic X users' is also just as useful for people who are training to be engineers and producers.

Accompanying the course there is a file containing all the keyboard shortcuts used by the professionals to support the course delivery, a logic project for you to follow the step by step tuition with, a folder of raw audio material that can be imported in to any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), a summary of each chapter and introduction to the next course Vocal Recording for singers and logic X users.

What are the requirements?

  • Have access to a DAW, ideally Logic pro X

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Effectively prepare for a vocal recording session
  • Professionally treat their vocal performance using industry post production techniques
  • Confidently use Logic pro X for recording purposes
  • Apply new knowledge on supplied test projects

Who is the target audience?

  • For singers wanting to achieve professional sounding recordings of their vocals
  • For singers wanting to gain a better understand of technical elements of music production
  • For people who may not be interested in singers or performing but want to learn production skills to build a career
  • Not for people who are totally against using computers and are totally happy just to sing
  • Not for experienced music producers who are wanting an in depth look in to the technical aspects

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction/ Recording Process

A short video outlining the course aims whilst also providing some pictures and footage of our studio The Steelworks.


A look in to ways of recording using a DAW and the pro's and con's each


A video containing some really useful information on the recording process and delivering a good performance.

1 question
1 page

A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 1

Section 2: Getting Started

After this lecture you will understand how logic handles it's project information and learn some helpful file management tips.


During this lecture you will learn how to successfully import a new set of Logic key commands that will become really valuable to you as we progress.

1 page
  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 2
Section 3: Project Handling

In this lecture you will learn how to effectively manage all your data.


During this lecture you will learn about the output settings for each track


By the end of this lecture you will be able to confidently check your logic audio presences are all set up correctly

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  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 3
Section 4: Comping your lead vocal

By the end of this lecture you will have learnt a quick and efficient work flow of comping vocals


During this lecture you will learn the next step of comping vocals.


By the end of this lecture you will be able to effectively make use of crossfades

1 page
  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 4
Section 5: Basic Mix Techniques

In this lecture you will gain an understanding of using EQ and compression to manipulate your audio signal

1 page
  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 5
Section 6: Using Buses

By the end of this lecture you will be able to set up a bus send for using a Reverb plug in.

1 page
  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 6
Section 7: Finishing Your Mix

During this section we look at bouncing and by the end you will be able to bounce your project down to a single audio file such as MP3

1 page
  • A document containing some of the main points discussed in section 7
Section 8: Conclusion
key commands
1 question

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Instructor Biography

Eliot Kennedy's Steelworks Academy, Artist Development and Education

Eliot Kennedy's Steelworks Academy specializes in artist developement and delivering education courses that offer real hands on industry experience. Founder- Eliot Kennedy is an award winning song writer and producer with a music career spanning 25 years. Eliot has a passion for passing on knowledge to talented producers/artists/music lovers. With his team he hopes to offer online courses so we can pass on knowledge to as many people as possible.

Instructor Biography

Ruth Amos, Inventor, Engineer, Speaker and Entrepreneur

Ruth Amos (born 1989) started in business when she was 16 with her idea, The StairSteady. The StairSteady is an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use their stairs confidently and safely. The StairSteady was designed as part of her GCSE resistant materials project as a response to a teacher's challenge to design an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use their stairs. The company StairSteady Ltd was set up in 2006 to protect the product and bring it to market which was achieved in 2008 while Ruth was studying for her A-levels.

In 2011 Ruth set up the Drols, a toy company,encouraging children to learn through play. In 2013 Ruth became the Managing Director of the Eliot Kennedy Steelworks Academy, looking after a small team of dedicated staff and subcontractors.

Ruth is also a consultant and advisor, the most recent of which was for the department of education and industry called 'your life' which launched in 2015. Your Life is a three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. It looks to inspire young people, to study maths and physics as a gateway into wide-ranging careers whilst also triggering employers to recruit and retain this talent. Ruth was part of the founding team, lead by Chairwomen Edwina Dunn of DunnHumby, that devised the first campaign strategy, advised the delivery team and helped source corporate partners to take it foreward.

Other information-

Ruth is an Enterprise UK ambassador, was Young Entrepreneurs (runner up) 2006, Derbyshire Young Achiever 2006 and Intel Science and Engineering Fair finalist 2008, a Cragrats ambassador, and enterprise Role model in South Yorkshire and speak at events across the country promoting engineering and enterprise. In 2008 she attended the Intel ISEF science and engineering fair in Atlanta representing the UK in mechanical Engineering. Ruth is the youngest person ever to be on Management Today's 35 women under 35 (she appeared in their 2009 list), and winner of the women of the Future 'young star' Award. In May 2010 Ruth was on the Yorkshire 42 under 42 and in September of that year she was recognised as a 'women of achievement' by the Women of the Year Foundation. In September 2011 Ruth was the Network of Aspiring Women's Young entrepreneur 2011 and Overall winner. In November Ruth was recognised as a Striding Out Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur 2011. Ruth Speaks as part of Room 54 ltd and speaks at educational, corporate and TEDx events.

Instructor Biography

Luke Filsell, Studio Recording Engineer

I have 5 years of studio experience working for the world famous Steelworks Studio in sheffield. I've worked with some amazing clients in the past and have a passion for teaching people about what I do. I teach for Sheffield hallam uni and manage our very own studio artist development academy.

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