Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Vocal Production Techniques: Editing and Mixing in Logic Pro.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course, download them, and what you'll get is a folder called Exercise Files like the one here on my desktop. In this folder you'll see a Logic project file, or .logicx file associated with the videos of the same name. As long as you copy these files and the associated folders to your work hard drive and don't go moving folders around, all files will link up. If something gets moved, Logic might ask you to re-link the files.
If that's the case, just click Search, navigate to the drive or directory where your exercise files live, and click Accept when the files are found. Logic will automatically re-link the files as long as the files are present on your drive. If you don't have access to these exercise files, feel free to work along with your own session or project as you watch the course.
Audio engineer Scott Hirsch starts with comping the vocals—combining the best performances into one final vocal master take. He explains how to edit out breaths and other noises and fabricate a doubling effect for additional texture and vibe, and then brings in some plugins into the mix—Antares Auto-Tune, Melodyne, and iZotope—to tune vocals and create more interesting soundscapes. In the "Mixing" chapter, Scott enhances the sound of the vocals with EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and automation, adding life and motion to the song. The final track demonstrates everything you can do to maximize the effectiveness of vocals with Logic Pro.
- Comping takes in Logic Pro
- Editing breaths and noise
- Doubling and tuning vocals
- Experimenting with iZotope's Stutter Edit
- Processing vocals with EQ and compression
- De-essing vocals
- Using reverb, delay, and modulation effects
- Automating levels and FX in Logic Pro