In this course, Sean Divine—a producer and mix engineer whose instrumental catalog has received millions of plays online—demonstrates vocal recording and mixing techniques that can yield impressive results. While Sean uses Logic Pro in this video, he explains concepts in a way that are applicable to the digital audio workstations and audio plugins of your choice. To begin, he covers a few initial concepts in the tracking process, like microphone techniques and vocal editing. Next, Sean walks you through the mixing process and touches on unique plugin techniques that can help you reduce harshness and sibilance. Finally, he explains basic mastering concepts and shares tricks that can help your hip-hop song compete with other commercial tracks.
- Maximizing a hip-hop vocal with layering
- Recording ad libs
- Editing and comping hip-hop vocals
- Mixing hip-hop vocals
- Processing a premixed instrumental
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Hey what's going on out there? I'm Sean Divine and welcome to Hip Hop Vocal Production. (hip hop music) Over the years I've heard from many artists and songwriters seeking guidance in achieving a professional sound for their hip hop vocals. While the equipment you use does impact your sound, you can still achieve impressive results with virtually any recording set up by utilizing the processes I'll show you in Hip Hop Vocal Production. In this course we're going to cover the essential techniques to achieve professional results as well as tips that will help guide you towards the sound you've been looking for.
We'll start by covering a few initial concepts in the tracking process. Like microphone and pre amp selection. Mic technique and vocal editing. I'll then walk you through the mixing process, where we'll use tools like Impresion, EQ, and Creative Effects to ensure your hip hop vocals are clean, present, and impactful. We'll also take a look at unique plug in techniques to help you reduce harshness and semblance. Lastly we'll explore basic mastering concepts and some tricks that will help your hip hop song compete with other commercial tracks as we apply the finishing touches.
So let's get into it.