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
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Samuel C Sloane wrote on January 2, 2020
Great intro to the fundamentals of recording vocals
DPJ Edinburgh wrote on November 4, 2019
Thanks a million Josh. I have spent a very rainy day In Scotland totally absorbed in your course. Concise and inspiring,
Thorough Vocal Guide wrote on July 12, 2019
A well done concise set of videos about vocal recording. Enjoyed the shootouts and hearing his insights as to which microphones are used in different situations.
Extra happy that the Slate microphones model most of the mics in this video (with upcoming u87 models) so it's even more helpful for ml-1 owners.
A good reminder to just leave vocal microphones upside down to allow tilt and distance.
The boosting 50-100 for warmth is very effective and, though I have done similar eq boosts, I plan to use this on all voices in the future as it sounds great in the examples.
Double compression starting with the Opto - EQ - VCA did wonders on the rock vocal.
Danny Barclay wrote on June 11, 2019
My first course I’ve watched on the site. Had a lot of great information. Only skipped a few videos I wasn’t interested in, but SOMEone will even get something out of those. Highly recommended.
Luigi wrote on June 4, 2019
Very good and clear explanation, invaluabes the lessons with mix sound examples and description.