Today, many musicians are wearing multiple hats, including engineer & artist. Unlike most audio courses you'll find, "Vocal Recording: A Complete Production Guide" goes beyond simple tips to bring you through the entire process of creating hit-sounding vocals, from prepping the session & performing, to setting up a great mix session & mixing the vocals into the track. By hearing techniques from both the singer & engineer's point of view, you'll be able to create your own hit tracks within hours!
"Vocal Recording: A Complete Production Guide" is for anyone who is an artist looking to hone their engineering and recording skills. It's for engineers who would like to improve on their studio techniques and developing a productive relationship with performing clients. It's for any singers who want to feel more comfortable in the studio. Lastly, it's for anyone who is interested in capturing the true nature of the song they wrote and presenting it in the best light possible.
This course will take you under 2 hours. Each chapter includes an in-depth discussion and how-to, focusing on one of the 8 steps in recording hit-sounding vocals. In addition, each chapter comes with a summary video for reference in addition to a PDF summary for your convenience.
The first chapter of this course explores different vocal techniques available for use while producing a song. Chest voice and head voice (falsetto), and when to use them throughout the song are a few of the topics covered.
Chapter 1 Summary
This chapter is a conversation about the advantages of both a big studio and a home setup. The course is geared for smaller setup, a "home" studio, but can be applied to any setting.
Chapter 2 Summary
A chapter about arranging vocals. The main point is to listen to what the track already has, what is missing, and how you can utilize your vocal arrangement (both the recording of the lead vocal and background vocals) to enhance the song.
This chapter is about preparing for a vocal session from both the singer's and the engineer's point of view. A well-set up session will ensure that the recording itself will not be interrupted, thus helping the session flow and the highest quality performances to be captured.
Chapter 4 Summary
Recording background vocals CAN be a tedious process if unprepared. But with Cheryl and Enrico's process, creating, recording, and stacking background vocals is a breeze!
Chapter 6 Summary
Everything you need to know about setting up your vocal mix, including creating a composite track, tuning your vocals, and setting up your mix tracks.
Chapter 7 Summary
This is it! your vocal mix! Enrico takes you through his real-time process of mixing in the vocals, including adding de-essers, compression, EQ (before the reverb), creating groups, busses and auxes to get that hit-sounding vocal.
A brief summary and conversation about what do once your track is mixed, from both the artist and the engineer's point of view!
Cheryl is founder of CBE Music, a music creation and sonic branding firm, and has produced her own piano pop records, toured around the globe and has had dozens of TV placements. Passionate about supporting musicians, Cheryl hosts popular workshops, video trainings and other valuable resources on her website In The Key Of Success.
Cheryl makes her living as a music creator who shares her processes. She got her start working as a recording studio tech, then assistant and music supervisor and ultimately a composer at a premier New York City jingle house. Cheryl has written music for dozens of films, nationally-airing commercials and web content. She has spoken about the music business, sonic branding, and creating a creative career at SXSW and music conferences around the nation.
A graduate of Cornell University, Cheryl has self-produced three piano-pop records, songs from which have appeared on MTV’s “The Real World”, ABC’s “All My Children”, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance", ABC's "Jane By Design", and many more. She has toured both solo and with her band through the USA and Europe, appearing on the bill with Seal, Elvis Costello and Jason Mraz, and performing on the FOX Morning Show.
Cheryl splits her time between New York City, The Hudson Valley, and France.
The Multi-Grammy winning Music Engineer Enrico De Paoli, having engineered albums or concerts for Ray Charles, Aaron Neville, Alexander O'Neal, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Djavan, as well as engineered for the world-known Rio de Janeiro Carnival, now has his Mix Secrets training program for future engineers who want to learn audio for music in a simple yet deep way.