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Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado

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Chapter 1 : Introduction

  • Introduction 1:02

    Introduction

    Dave discusses what you will learn in this course.

Chapter 2 : Chapter 1 - Understanding Microphones

  • Introduction 0:13

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • Understanding Microphones 4:20

    Understanding Microphones

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll start to learn about the basics of microphones and their applications.

  • How a Microphone Works 2:37

    How a Microphone Works

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how each type of microphone works.

  • Microphone Settings & Uses 2:20

    Microphone Settings & Uses

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn about the different settings of microphones, the pickup patterns, and uses associated with each pattern.

Chapter 3 : Chapter 2 - How to Set Up Microphones

  • Introduction 0:13

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • Windscreens, Shockmounts, & Pop Filters 3:02

    Windscreens, Shockmounts, & Pop Filters

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave explains the differences between, and best practices for, windscreens, shockmounts, and pop filters in regard to recording vocals.

  • Gobos & Room Acoustics 2:14

    Gobos & Room Acoustics

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave explains the importance of using a good room and how to manipulate a bad sounding room into a good one when recording vocals.

  • Mic Selection 6:42

    Mic Selection

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn the differences between each microphone and how to help determine which microphone is best for the performer.

Chapter 4 : Chapter 3 - Before Starting

  • Introduction 0:21

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • Making a Vocalist Comfortable 3:21

    Making a Vocalist Comfortable

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave will tell you ways of encouraging the best performance out of a singer through subtle and non-subtle techniques.

  • Planning for the Session 2:55

    Planning for the Session

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave tells you how he prepares for a vocal recording session and how you can apply those techniques to your own.

  • Headphones 3:26

    Headphones

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn about setting up headphones for a recording artist.

  • Knowing How to Get a Great Vocal 4:53

    Knowing How to Get a Great Vocal

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave takes you through his process of working with artists and getting the best recordings out of them.

Chapter 5 : Chapter 4 - Vocal Recording Chain

  • Introduction 0:31

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • Mic Pre 2:58

    Mic Pre

    In this section, Dave takes you through the process of choosing the right mic pre for your performer.

  • Compressors 3:38

    Compressors

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn about using compressors in the vocal process.

  • EQ 3:09

    EQ

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll learn about using equalizers in the vocal process.

Chapter 6 : Chapter 5 - Recording a Vocal

  • Introduction 0:31

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • The Vocal Session 8:53

    The Vocal Session

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, you’ll take a look into a real recording session with singer/songwriter Esthero and Dave’s mix assistant, Leandro Hidalgo.

  • Sit Down with Esthero 15:23

    Sit Down with Esthero

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, Dave sits down with Esthero and talks to her about the recording process.

Chapter 7 : Chapter 6 - Fixing Problems

  • Introduction 0:33

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • VocAlign 5:20

    VocAlign

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, mixing engineer Bob Horn teaches you how to get perfectly timed vocal doubles with VocAlign.

  • Melodyne 11:57

    Melodyne

    In this section of Dave’s vocal course, mixing engineer Bob Horn shows you how he tunes a vocal in Melodyne.

Chapter 8 : Chapter 7 - Mixing Vocals

  • Introduction 0:12

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • Mixing Esthero 12:09

    Mixing Esthero

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave shows you how he mixed each vocal that was recorded with Esthero earlier in this title.

  • Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 1 5:03

    Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 1

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave takes you through his workflow on mixing rap/hip-hop vocals.

  • Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 2 6:53

    Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 2

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave continues to take you through his workflow on mixing rap/hip-hop vocals.

  • Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 3 6:16

    Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 3

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave finishes taking you through his workflow on mixing rap/hip-hop vocals.

Chapter 9 : Chapter 8 - Wrapping Up

  • Introduction 0:17

    Introduction

    Introduction to this section of the course.

  • De-Essing 9:01

    De-Essing

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave teaches you everything you need to know about de-essing a vocal.

  • Mid-Side EQ 14:44

    Mid-Side EQ

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave shows you how he manipulates vocals and vocal effects through the use of mid-side EQ.

  • Comping 4:33

    Comping

    In this section of Dave's vocal course, Dave talks you through the process of comping vocals and how to get the best end take from your performer.

  • Wrap Up 2:49

    Wrap Up

    In the final section of Dave's vocal course, Dave leaves you with his final thoughts and things to remember when working with vocals, performers, and mixing in general.

Product Overview


Welcome to Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado, a full, in-depth course that provides viewers everything they need to know to take their vocals to the next level.

Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado was created for both the enthusiast recording in their bedroom and the person already working in a professional studio. Whether interested in recording vocals, learning about how microphones work, or fixing and mixing vocals, Dave takes us on an easy-to-follow, deep dive through this course.

As part of the Strive series, Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado covers the gamut of what one needs to learn, incorporate, and execute to make their vocals the best. Dave goes over many different facets of recording vocals, including how microphones work, proper setup and all that entails, preparation for vocal sessions, and utilizing the best signal chain when recording. Throughout this course, you will observe an actual vocal recording session with Dave’s mix assistant Leandro Hidalgo, how to fix any problems after your session with Grammy-nominated mixer Bob Horn, and how to get the final mix done by Dave himself.

Dave Pensado is not only one of the recording industry’s preeminent mix engineers, but also the most-watched online teacher of audio in the world. With multiple Grammy nominations and wins under his belt, Dave has had an astounding career. Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyonce, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Frank Ocean, and more are a fraction of the superstars who keep Dave on speed dial. From pop to hip hop, country to Latin, and R&B to alternative, Dave’s special niche is making radio-friendly records while enhancing artistic intent. His online television series, Pensado's Place, is seen in over 150 countries, and over 100 schools use the show as a teaching tool.

So if you're ready to power up your vocal recording, watch Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado today!


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