Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Vocal Production Techniques: Editing and Mixing in Pro Tools.
- [Narrator] This course is the second half of a two course series on vocal production. Here in vocal production techniques, editing and mixing in Pro Tools, we'll focus on the editing and mixing stage for singer Jade Hendrick's vocals that we recorded in part one of this series, Vocal Production Techniques. Here we'll be working on the session files in Pro Tools to complete the vocal production. Both courses are ideal for any producer, engineer, or vocalist with a basic understanding of how to work in Pro Tools. If you need a refresher at any time during this course, feel free to look up the concept by key word in the Pro Tools Essential Training course.
My goal in this course is to empower those who strive to improve their vocal editing and mixing skills, while working on a professional vocal session hosted in Pro Tools. I had a lot of fun in the studio making this and I hope you'll be inspired by the topics and learning opportunities this course provides.
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