Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Vocal Production Techniques: Editing and Mixing in Pro Tools.
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- [Instructor] Thank you for watching…Vocal Production Techniques:…Editing and Mixing in Pro Tools.…By completing this two part series, I hope you've gained…some useful insight into the world of vocal production.…In addition to the essential training for some…of the software we used here in this course,…like Pro Tools, Auto-Tune and Melodyne,…please also check out some of my other music-related courses…like Repairing and Enhancing Audio with iZotope RX…and Synth Programming Basics.…If you're interested in my studio and what I've been up to,…check out my website at echo-magic.com…and feel free to get in touch through the contact page…there for comments and feedback.…
Thanks again, I'll see you next time.…
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 Pro Tools.
- Comping takes in Pro Tools
- 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 Pro Tools