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Producing EDM Vocals in Logic Pro X

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:50

    Larry discusses what the video series sets out to accomplish, such as recording the vocal, mic types, pre-amps, tips for managing vocal sessions and more.

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    Tutorial 2

    Comping

    21:15

    Learn about Take Folders in Logic Pro X, Quick Swipe comping and managing the process. Then explore what to look for in vocal takes and how to create tracked vocals from comps.

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    Tutorial 3

    Fix Timing with Flex Time

    14:43

    Discover how to fix individual timing errors and match timings on different takes using groove templates and quantization.

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    Tutorial 4

    Tuning Pt. 1

    13:11

    Introducing Logics Flex Pitch. See how to use the pentatonic and natural minor scales as an aid to fix vocal pitch issues. Automatic vs manual tuning is now shown, as well as pitch drift, vibrato tools and splitting notes.

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    Tutorial 5

    Tuning Pt. 2

    12:33

    Explore using Flex Pitch to alter timing, volume and formant shifting. See how to utilize the Pitch Correction plug-in for automatic tuning and AutoTune style effects. Creating pseudo harmonies with Flex Pitch is also explained.

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    Tutorial 6

    Double Tracks with Revoice Pro

    4:38

    Larry shows another way to creating artificial double track vocals using the 3rd party plug-in Revoice Pro. Connecting Logic Pro X and Revoice Pro is also shown.

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    Tutorial 7

    Vocal Editing

    6:14

    Larry demonstrates how to clean up the takes, apply fades and clean up breaths. See tips to make sure your vocals sound tight, and how to use the 3rd party plug-in by iZotope, the Ozone Dynamic EQ for a transparent sound.

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    Tutorial 8

    EQ Pt. 1

    14:31

    Explore Linear Phase vs Channel EQ. Discover how to Identify problem frequencies and fix them using surgical EQ.

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    Tutorial 9

    EQ Pt. 2

    13:32

    Larry continues cleaning up the vocal by removing room resonances and flutter echoes or unwanted mic coloration. Shifting energy with EQ is also shown.

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    Tutorial 10

    EQ Pt. 3

    4:58

    Larry concludes the EQ videos showing how to fix frequency issues with the vocal, and EQing before Compression.

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    Tutorial 11

    De-Esser Pt. 1

    14:52

    Larry now explains how to use Logics De-Esser to contain and control sibilance. Learn to Identify the location of your sibilance and fix sibilance using volume automation.

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    Tutorial 12

    De-Esser Pt. 2

    11:02

    Larry continues and concludes perfecting the level of sibilance.

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    Tutorial 13

    Compression Pt. 1

    16:43

    Larry explains how to compress the vocal and discusses what is compression and how to use it. Explore using compression to tame peaks, using compression for tone, and the different compression types featured in Logics compressor.

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    Tutorial 14

    Compression Pt. 2

    11:51

    See how to automate the input level into the compressor for a more transparent sound. Parallel compression for adding detail and focus is also explored.

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    Tutorial 15

    Saturation

    9:34

    Larry now covers using saturators, overdrive and tape saturation to increase the punch and focus of the vocal.

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    Tutorial 16

    Vocal Editing (Second Example)

    9:57

    Watch Larry tweak the vocal arrangement before adding reverb. Discover the benefits of grouping vocals and learn tips on fixing breaths.

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    Tutorial 17

    Spatial Effects

    16:38

    Now explore adding slap delays and early refections as the first layer of spacial effects to create a sense of depth and thickness.

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    Tutorial 18

    Lead Vocal Reverb

    15:53

    Larry now moves onto reverb, using Space Designer on the lead vocal. Learn how to calculate pre-delay times using musical timings, and how to combine reverb and delay to create layers of reverberation. The benefits of EQing and compressing reverb returns is also explained.

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    Tutorial 19

    Harmonies Reverb

    6:14

    Watch Larry work on the vocal harmonies, choosing different reverb types and explaining how to create separation between different reverbs.

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    Tutorial 20

    Processing the Reverb Returns

    11:01

    Larry now achieves even more separation by processing the reverb returns. Discover how sidechaining the reverb to the lead vocal helps make space for the lead vocal, and how manipulating the stereo image of the reverb returns creates contrast.

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    Tutorial 21

    Modulation Pt. 1

    17:42

    Learn how automating various aspects of the vocal and effects allow the vocals to come to life.

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    Tutorial 22

    Modulation Pt. 2

    8:03

    See how to create contrast between sections through automation and enhance the performance.

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    Tutorial 23

    Vocal Chops

    11:55

    Watch Larry use the EXS24 to create a choppy effect on the vocal and add some final FX to make the vocal sit just right into the track.

EDM producer Larry Holcombe is your guide through the journey of producing professional EDM vocals using Logic Pro X. See Larry cover it all, making EDM vocals that have impact and shine.

This series is designed for those who want to know the finer points of producing vocals in the EDM genre, and get the results that make the difference between ok vocals, and ones that are radio-ready.

Although shot with Logic Pro X, you can still gain valuable information from this series. Larry also uses Revoice Pro and Ozone Dynamic EQ in some videos as alternatives for getting the job done.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you produce EDM and want to get vocal tracks that stand out and have that wow factor, check out Producing EDM Vocals in Logic Pro X today.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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