Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Chapter 1 - Understanding Microphones
Understanding Microphones (4:20)
How a Microphone Works (2:37)
Microphone Settings & Uses (2:20)
Chapter 3: Chapter 2 - How to Set Up Microphones
Windscreens, Shockmounts, & Pop Filters (3:02)
Gobos & Room Acoustics (2:14)
Mic Selection (6:42)
Chapter 4: Chapter 3 - Before Starting
Making a Vocalist Comfortable (3:21)
Planning for the Session (2:55)
Knowing How to Get a Great Vocal (4:53)
Chapter 5: Chapter 4 - Vocal Recording Chain
Chapter 6: Chapter 5 - Recording a Vocal
Chapter 7: Chapter 6 - Fixing Problems
Chapter 8: Chapter 7 - Mixing Vocals
Mixing Esthero (12:09)
Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 1 (5:03)
Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 2 (6:53)
Breaking Down Rap Vocals Part 3 (6:16)
Chapter 9: Chapter 8 - Wrapping Up
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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Submitted 5 months ago
Inspirational, personal and very helpful!
I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro
Submitted 6 months ago
I saw the Light!
There are many things to know when you are just starting. The technical side can be overwhelming. The artistic stde is just as challenging. Dave gives a very simple overview of the recording process specific to vocals, This information can be used in other recording session as well. Dave seems like a great guy to hang around with.
Dave did an outstanding job!
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician
Submitted 9 months ago
Dave's always a great listen
I like Dave's videos because they're not so much tutorials as they are just sitting down with a knowledgeable pro and having a chat. I can listen to him all day because he's very enthusiastic about audio and what he says makes great sense.
Submitted 9 months ago
The Pro of pros!
Great advise and tips for anyone of any level!
Submitted 10 months ago
Really enjoyed watching Dave explanations, not only about the technical factors but also about the human factor (relationships with the singer, how to interact with him, etc.), which is somehow even more important - Lots of good advice and learned quite a few very useful things
Submitted 1 year ago
What a mess!
First of all, let me say that I think that Dave Pensado seems to have a lot of experience as an audio engineer. However, as a teacher he is terrible. During the videos he seems unprepared on the material to be covered, sometimes he starts talking about a topic and then decides to stop (and this is not even edited out), and generally talks to you as if you were an audio engineer and nothing less, not trying to teach you, but talking to you like a friend trying to give you a few pointers. For example, at a certain point he says "this plugin is a SLAP, it's self-explanatory", does not explain what the plug-in it is or what it does and proceeds to do several things without explanation. Finally he says "see? just like magic...", which I find completely unprofessional. Beyond that, he does give some really good tips here and there, but he also does not cover many aspects of vocal recording (like recording levels, for example), does not go in-depth into anything, and overall all the information is given in a disjointed, "remembered just now" kind of way. Overall, this course could be trimmed down to 30 minutes and called " tips & tricks recording vocals" and would have worked better.
I am a: Hobbyist, Ableton Live
Submitted 1 year ago
Great Tips from a humble Legend
Dave covers a lot of material fast but keeps it simple. His aesthetic approach to engineering as opposed to the using a lot of technical jargon is refreshing. Dave emphasizes capturing the 'energy' of the vocal performance using tools and techniques to enhance the performance with subtly. There is a video in which Dave interviews the vocalist that presents a perspective on the artists's expectations of the engineer thats very informative. The "Wrap Up' video at the end is inspiring with some great encouraging words from a MASTER!
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
Mostly for Beginners
I thought there was some interesting information here, but it lacked depth at times when things got interesting. Like his reverb trick using 3 reverbs and a delay. He shows how it sounds but does not show any settings or how to recreate this effect.
Submitted 1 year ago
very very helpful
i like it so much, I ve learnt many things that I had never heard,Thnak you.
I am a: Student, Audio Engineer, FL Studio, Cubase
Submitted 2 years ago
Great insight from Dave!
Lots of topics covered, and the reason as to when and why to use them!
I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician
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