How to Work in the Ad Lib Vocals


show more Working in the ad lib vocals provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Mixing a Hip-Hop and R&B Song in Pro Tools show less
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Working in the ad lib vocals

So last thing I need to do to wrap up my vocal sound here is address my Adlib vocal, and this comes in at the final chorus, let's just go ahead and listen to that. (music playing) So this actually plays some fairly important roles in this song.

One thing that is very common with urban R&B, hip-hop music arrangements is that unlike a lot of rock and traditional pop where the production or the arrangement grows significantly throughout this song, chorus you keep adding more and more instruments. It's fairly common in a hip-hop track to see the beat kind of just stay the same 16 bars, some elements come in, some elements leave during different sections, but the way that the track really gets built is through the vocals.

So the dynamic change over the course of this song really happens in the way the vocals are stacked. So more background vocals, more Adlibs coming in towards the end of the song to really take it home or make it big. Now in this case, our Adlib is also serving the function ...

Working in the ad lib vocals
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Working in the ad lib vocals provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Brian Lee White as part of the Mixing a Hip-Hop and R&B Song in Pro Tools

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Audio + Music
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