Chapter 1: Tracking and Mixing
Artist Introduction and Hardware Setup (6:30)
Tracking Background Vocals (16:09)
Vocal Outro Harmonies and Lead Vocals (19:11)
Vox Wrap-Up (0:54)
Soundchain and Drums Pt 1 (11:14)
The Drums Pt 2 (9:39)
The Drums Pt 3 (11:40)
Tympani and Bass Guitar (15:48)
The Lead Vocal (10:02)
Lead Vocal Pt 2 and Acoustic Guitar (9:30)
Acoustic Guitars Pt 2 Keyboards and Pads (12:24)
The Background Vocals (14:21)
Vocal Automation (11:42)
Strings and Summary (10:07)
Chapter 2: Insights
Mega producer Tony Shepperd has worked with superstars like Whitney Houston, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Boyz II Men and many, many more. Sit in on a real-world session where Tony tracks vocals and then mixes a modern R&B song to perfection.
Shown in HD video, Tony Shepperd begins by recording the talented singer Shelea Frazier, producing both her lead and background vocals, and then roadmaps how he will proceed to finish her R&B masterpiece production. Tony then focuses on the drum tracks, utilizing EQ and compression, mixing them so they're fat and punchy. The bass is up next, and Tony explains how to tame it and fit it just right into the mix.
Mixing the vocals are next on Tony's list and he demonstrates how to blend them with EQ, compression and reverb so they have that professional polished vibe. Acoustic guitars and keyboards are then explored and Tony explains how to give them that wide stereo sound. The background vocals are then examined and Tony shows how to better fit them and the lead into the mix utilizing automation and more. The strings are then worked on, and Tony demonstrates how to make them larger than life, and finishes the whole mix.
Just when you thought it was over, Tony interviews all the different musicians who played on the track including Alex Teamer (Drum Programming), Reggie Hamilton (Bass), Randy Emata (Keyboards), Michael Nielsen (Guitar) and Raul Ferrando (String Arrangement). All the players share their techniques, theories and insights when working on the track featured in this series.
Regardless of what genre you're working on, the knowledge passed on by studio great Tony Shepperd deserves to be heard. You will take things from it and use them on your productions guaranteed... Watch "R&B Master Series II" today.
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Submitted 5 months ago
Great Series with lots of detail
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 6 months ago
Gained a lot of valuable insight. 5/5
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Studio One
Submitted 7 months ago
This was a great class from start to finish.
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One
Submitted 8 months ago
A lot better than 1st part!
More things were showed, I also like interviews at the end, although they could be even more technical but still nice.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
Extremely clear and complete tutorial on the total recording & mix process
Extremely clear and complete tutorial on the total recording & mix process. This is a must see, and be sure to take good notes every step of the way.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
Love everthing about the R&B Master Series
I have watched the master series video two times just to ensure I have grasp some of the techniques shown. I know that I will have to practice over and over and over again, however, these videos give me the opportunity of seeing how a professional goes about sculpting his mixes and recording the vocal properly. This was one of the best video choices that I made.
I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 1 year ago
Greatest Mastering Series Ever!!
This is the best tutorial series I have EVER seen dealing with R&B. Most are on Rock. Love It!!
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
R&B Master Series II
I love Tony's approach to his mix, not complicated like some others who use about 20 plugins on Vox 1. Old school. Love it. Wesley Smith Wes 4th Music
Submitted 1 year ago
R&b Master Series II
Very helpful and motivating. Full array of topics and tutorial are well facilitated with clear examples.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Beat Maker
Submitted 2 years ago
Just started but good stuff so far.Really look forward to diving in
I am a: Hobbyist
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