Vocals

The most important aspect of any song are the vocals.

Your entire song is built around the vocals so why not get the most out of your vocal recordings from tracking to polish?

To best present your recorded vocals for processing it is essential to first use corrective techniques. This incorporates cleaning the channel, de essing for sibilance, managing plosives, using noise gates to remove background noise and headphone spill and gain staging.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

I will show you how to use compressors in series to manage the dynamic range of the vocals, how to layer vocals and create harmonies both in your DAW and using stock plugins, show you how to use 3 stage compression for adding focus to a vocal take, how to tune and pitch vocals, how to use Bump Automation, how to successfully eq any vocal using my 4 Step Technique, how to duck, how to side-chain against the mix and so much more.

To be thorough I have used audio examples of EDM female vocals, Rap vocals, Rock vocals and Backing vocals in all the video tutorials.

Learn how to process Vocals both easily and professionally.

20 Tutorials available


Creating Vocal Harmonies using Cubase Intermediate

Learn how to create vocal harmonies using Cubase's time-stretching tools.
Duration: 12 mins

De-essing EDM female lead vocals Beginner

Struggling to de ess driving female lead vocals? This tutorial will guide you through all the steps.
Duration: 13 mins

Downward, Upward and Telecom Compression for Rap Vocals Intermediate

A unique approach in managing the Dynamic Range of rap vocals using various compressor modes and topologies.
Duration: 12 mins

Ducking Effects in Real-time using Vocal Triggers Intermediate

Learn how to duck any effect anywhere using the vocal track as a trigger.
Duration: 14 mins

Extending the Dynamic Range of Rap Vocals Intermediate

A very cool technique demonstrating how to extend the dynamic range of rap vocals.
Duration: 17 mins

Gating Techniques for Vocals Intermediate

If your vocal recordings have background noise or headphone spill then this video tutorial could save your day.
Duration: 17 mins

Layering Backing Vocals to create Harmonies Intermediate

Let me show you how you can maximise your backing vocals for impact and interest by band-passing and layering!
Duration: 13 mins

Processing Backing Vocals Beginner

Backing vocals are as important as lead vocals and understanding how to process them to best optimise them can be daunting.
Duration: 13 mins

Processing Lead Rock Vocals Intermediate

A detailed tutorial on how to optimise and clean Rock vocals.
Duration: 13 mins

The 4 stages of Vocal Eq processing Intermediate

Learn how to eq vocals professionally and quickly using these 4 simple steps!
Duration: 17 mins

Tuning and Pitching Lead Rock Vocals Intermediate

How to pitch and tune Rock vocals.
Duration: 13 mins

Using Bump Automation to Process Vocal's Volume Intermediate

Using bump automation to control the volume of recorded vocals.
Duration: 10 mins

Using Compression in Series to Process Lead Vocals Intermediate

Understanding how to use compression in series to control the dynamic range of lead vocals.
Duration: 7 mins

Using Modulators to add Dynamic Motion to Vocals Intermediate

Add interest to your vocal lines by modulating the volume.
Duration: 12 mins

Using Side-Chaining to Duck Reverbs on Vocals Intermediate

Ducking reverbs using side-chaining with vocals. Old school technique for cleaning vocal lines and managing spoken word in broadcasting.
Duration: 7 mins

Converting Mono Channels to Stereo for Parallel Processing Intermediate

How to configure mono and stereo channels for vocal parallel processing.
Duration: 4 mins

Layering Vocals using Parallel Compression Intermediate

Parallel processing techniques for layering vocals.
Duration: 5 mins

Processing Rap Vocals - Prep and Optimisation Intermediate

Techniques to show you how to prepare male rap vocals for effects and mix bus processing.
Duration: 19 mins

Side-chaining Vocals against the Mix Intermediate

How to create space for vocals in a busy mix by using side-chaining!
Duration: 12 mins

Controlling Vocal Sibilance Intermediate

Understanding sibilance in vocals and best how to control it.
Duration: 8 mins

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