From the warm voice of a jazz diva to the guttural growls of a death metal singer, the human voice is by far the most dynamic and versatile musical instrument known to man. This is a true delight for the listener, but it can be quite a challenge to record for an audio engineer. And having a perfectly balanced music mix will never save a badly recorded vocal performance, so you got to know your stuff! Thankfully, Logic Pro expert Joshua Carney is here to reveal the right way to record, edit and mix pro-sounding vocals with Logic Pro X.
First, Joshua explains the importance of choosing the right microphone to best capture the performer's unique voice. You get a thorough presentation of different microphones, you learn how to avoid plosives and sibilance, and you discover different microphone placement techniques.
Full of live recording examples (from soft and bluesy female vocals to more aggressive rock male vocals) the course will show you how to edit the perfect take using take folders, autopunch, and quick swipe comping. There’s a whole section on processing where you learn about EQs, compressors, deessers… You also learn how to tune vocals and create harmonies with Flex Pitch, how to process the vocals on input, how to work with big group vocals, and more!
If you’ve always wondered how to best capture great sounding vocal performances, this advanced course was made for you. Join audio engineer Joshua Carney and see how it’s done!
Section 1: Section 1: Microphone Selection and Setup