Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Vocal Production Techniques.
- This concludes Vocal Production Techniques.…Thanks so much for watching.…If you want to continue the journey…of great vocal production from the tracks we recorded here…into the editing and mixing stage,…make sure you check out the companion courses…Vocal Production Techniques: Editing and Mixing.…Even though I've been primarily using pro tools…in this course, the follow-up courses are available…for a variety of DAWs, so you can select the one…that's right for you.…If you'd like to learn more about our fabulous vocal talent,…Jade Hendrix, or peruse some of her awesome music,…check out her website.…
And if you're lucky, maybe you can catch her live on stage.…If you were inspired by my studio, Echo Magic West,…you can find out more and see what I've been up to…at echo-magic.com…Feel free to reach out to me through the contact page…on that site as well.…Well, it's been a blast.…Thanks again for joining me in this course.…I'll see you next time.…
First, learn how to get the singer comfortable in the recording studio and select the right microphone and preamp for the session. Scott discusses how to set up a good headphone mix and configure your DAW, and interviews the recording artist featured in the course, Jade Hendrix, about warm-ups and vocal health. Next, Scott moves directly into recording: positioning the mic, setting levels, and using compression. Then he delves into the psychological aspects of vocal production, like coaching the singer and giving feedback over the talkback mic. In the final chapter, Scott demonstrates some creative production techniques, including doubling vocals, stacking multiple vocal tracks, using Auto-Tune while recording, and methods for harmonizing.
- Warming up
- Selecting a microphone, preamp, and headphone mix
- Setting levels
- Dealing with dynamics
- Recording vocal takes
- Creative production techniques: doubling vocals, using Auto-Tune, and more