Join Sean Divine for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Learning Vocal Production: Hip-Hop.
- [Lecturer] I designed this course for those who have little to no knowledge in hip-hop vocal production. That said, I expect you should have basic recording experience using a D.A.W. If you do have prior experience in hip-hop vocal production, it is my hope you'll pick up some new techniques and workflow enhancements. Specifically for this course we'll be using Logic Pro, however, I'll be explaining the concepts of hip-hop vocal production in a way that will be applicable to the D.A.W. and audio plugins of your choice. You do not need to be using Logic Pro to grasp the concepts in this course.
We may also use some third party plugins that you may not own. That's okay. Again, we'll cover the processes in a way that you can substitute other plugins for comparable results.
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