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Cubase Know-How: Editing Vocals

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:07

    A brief overview of why and how we edit vocals.

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    Tutorial 2

    Cleaning Up the Tracks

    8:24

    Learn how to quickly get rid of or minimize unwanted noises in your vocal tracks.

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    Tutorial 3

    Fixing the Timing

    7:57

    See how to quantize vocal parts as well as manually fix any timing issues.

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    Tutorial 4

    Fixing the Pitches

    11:31

    Clean up pitch inconsistencies in a way that's quick and results in natural sounding vocal lines.

In this video tutorial series, Cubase guru Brock Jon reveals some of his tried and true techniques for editing vocals using Cubase. Your how-to guide for cleaning up and fixing errors and inconsistencies in any vocal track awaits!

Brock begins with an overview of what he'll be covering in this series, and then dives right into demonstrating how you can get rid of and minimize unwanted noise in your vocal tracks.

Brock then shows how to quantize vocal parts and manually repair any timing issues, as well as how to quickly clean up any pitch problems so that the results sound natural.

Whether you have never used Cubase to edit vocals before, or you're an established user looking for some new workflow ideas, don't miss "Cubase Know-How: Editing Vocals"!

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

At age nine, I turned on MTV and saw Yngwie Malmsteen playing. I was hooked! I immediately started learning guitar. A couple of years later, I started drums. When I was 16 and deeply mired in a Dream Theater Or It Sucks phase, I was selected from over 200 outstanding musicians and awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where I eventually studied for a couple of years. Eventually I happened upon Mike Keneally’s music and it, among other things, opened me up to how big and amazing the world of music is. I also love playing bass and keyboards.

2. What training have you had?

My first guitar teacher was Phil Marcus. As my technique expanded, he suggested I find another teacher who could teach me how to play the stuff I wanted to learn (Yngwie/shred). I lucked into finding Robbie Bachman, a recent GIT grad who lived and breathed shredding. Under his tutelage, my technique grew leaps and bounds. For drums, being very into drum corp style of snare playing, I had the good fortune of studying under Tom Float and Dave Dillulo of Blue Devils fame. At Berklee, I studied guitar under Jon Finn, Mashi Hasu, Jim Kelly, and harmony under Mike Scott

3. When did you get into recording?

My first recording experience was with my prog-metal band from my high school years, Mindscape. From there I became avidly interested in recording and did so any time I could get ahold of the requisite gear. Fueled by my passion for composition, this fervor never subsided. I started recording on computers while at Berklee (in 1996 on Studio Vision Pro), and moved on to Cakewalk, and then Cubase VST. I’ve stuck with Cubase since, however I’m also versed in Logic and Studio One.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I’ve worked with a lot of wonderful musicians, producers and engineers, and folks from the business side of the music world. I’m presently working on an album with fellow Groove3 author and good friend, Scott Fritz. Professionally, I’ve done work for Steinberg, Toontrack, FabFilter, Softube, Universal Audio, 2CAudio, and others.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My folks were career-long teachers. I think it helped me become aware of the fact there’s more to teaching than merely knowing the subject matter. Knowing how to convey the material is often as, if not more, important. Case in point: the archetypal guitar teacher — he can play anything under the sun, but has no idea how to structure a program to help his students develop as players and musicians. As a guitar instructor I developed a program and constantly tweaked it based on the results I saw. This dynamic development process eventually resulted in a highly effective system that produced outstanding results. I’ve carried this same approach into the work I presently do. I truly love doing work where I can help people grow and achieve their personal goals.

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Cubase Know-How: Editing Vocals is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very useful this tutorial helped my to learn a fast and efishient workflow in cubase thank you for your in to the point tutorials
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good tutorial!! Explained very clearly and thoroughly. Very well done!!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very detailed but also easy to follow. Tuning vocals well is tricky because although Cubase has many strong and automated features, with vocals you still need to tune some things by hand, eyes and ears. This lesson provides some great tips.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Useful This was a really good and helpful tutorial, it was quick and easy to understand, and it focused primarily on vocal editing.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quick in-depth tutorial! I recently had a client who had bad timing and her pitch was just a tad off, I managed to correct the pitch some, but I couldn't remember how to edit timing so this gave me a good refresher on how to do it! Thanks a lot!
Date published: 2016-07-18
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