Vocals Tutorial

Vocal Production Masterclass

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  • Setting Up for the Vocal Tracking Session 12:27

    Setting Up for the Vocal Tracking Session

    In this first video, Marcus goes through the writing/production session for the track being used in this series, and talks about the different approaches one can take when re-tracking new final vocals from a production standpoint. (Recoding the actual vocals is not shown) He then goes on to set up a new session, and speaks about proper gain staging and track naming conventions before the recording session takes place.

  • The Playback Session 14:11

    The Playback Session

    Having completed the new vocal tracking session, Marcus goes through all the raw tracks that were recorded. With critical listening, he identifies the key areas that will require specific attention, and makes some mental notes for potential workflows.

  • Editing Tools & Concepts 5:40

    Editing Tools & Concepts

    Marcus goes over some of his most commonly used editing tools, and shortcuts that he uses on a regular basis, when editing and working with vocal tracks in Studio One.

  • Coming Up with a Game Plan 6:21

    Coming Up with a Game Plan

    In this video, Marcus speaks about the importance of coming up with a strategic game plan, that allows us to slowly notch away at finessing our vocal tracks into a polished production.

  • Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 1 13:10

    Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 1

    Marcus tackles comping together the 1st verse, and speaks about some workflows and concepts to keep in mind while comping.

  • Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 2 4:56

    Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 2

    Having already tackled verse 2, Marcus comps together the bridge, and offers some useful tips for correcting inconsistencies between takes

  • Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 3 13:26

    Comping & Editing the Lead Vocals Pt. 3

    Learn how to manually edit harsh sibilant areas of the vocal, as well as how to tackle plosives in order to get raw vocal tracks sounding smoother prior to applying processing to them.

  • Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 1 10:43

    Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 1

    In this video, Marcus begins to pitch correct the lead vocals using Melodyne and Waves Tune Real-Time. He also goes over some useful concepts and workflows that can be implemented during this stage, to streamline the process and stay organized.

  • Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 2 9:39

    Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 2

    Marcus continues to work on the lead vocals using Melodyne, and demonstrates some useful tips that can be applied for more transparent results.

  • Setting Up FX Returns 7:39

    Setting Up FX Returns

    Learn how to save time and effort in your mix, by saving and importing FX chains from a template or external session for commonly used effects processing chains.

  • Comping & Editing the BG Vocals Pt. 1 14:28

    Comping & Editing the BG Vocals Pt. 1

    Marcus demonstrates how to use manual editing, clip gain, audio slipping, & time compression and expansion to pocket a set of back ground vocal tracks to the lead vocal, before applying pitch correction.

  • Comping & Editing the BG Vocals Pt. 2 13:10

    Comping & Editing the BG Vocals Pt. 2

    Learn how to use Revoice Pro in your workflow to time and pitch align background Vocal unison tracks to the lead vocal - or to create incredibly realistic sounding Double's from a single mono lead vocal.

  • Pitch Correcting & Time Aligning the BG Vocals Pt. 1 12:41

    Pitch Correcting & Time Aligning the BG Vocals Pt. 1

    In this video Marcus demonstrates how to tackle time aligning complex vocal stacks with ease, using a combination of Revoice Pro, manual editing, and the powerful Vocalign Pro.

  • Pitch Correcting & Time Aligning the BG Vocals Pt. 2 8:52

    Pitch Correcting & Time Aligning the BG Vocals Pt. 2

    Marcus carries on with the vocal stacks, this time turning to Melodyne for fine tuning the pitch correction, and editing the pocket.

  • Using Your DAW's Built-In Time Alignment Tools 7:53

    Using Your DAW's Built-In Time Alignment Tools

    Learn how to harness the power of the built-in tools of your own DAW, for tackling time compression and expansion of vocal phrases on a budget.

  • Final Edit Pass 12:38

    Final Edit Pass

    Massaging The Pocket & Adding Additional Vocal Enhancements - In this video, Marcus demonstrates some workflow tips for adding additional vocal production enhancements via Melodyne, and smoothing / finessing transitions with manual editing techniques

  • The Final Mix Breakdown 11:19

    The Final Mix Breakdown

    Marcus plays through his final mix, and speaks to his approach for a simple yet, impactful vibe. In addition, he offers some tips on how to streamline a mix for easy import into external sessions.

Product Overview

This is it! If you use vocals in your music, Marcus Huysken’s Vocal Production Masterclass leaves no stone unturned, covering everything you need to know to produce world-class vocal tracks that will make your productions legit.

The series starts with setting up the vocal tracking session that the singer will use to record their new vocals on, the playback session, vocal editing tools and concepts, creating a game plan, comping vocals, pitch correcting, adding FX, background vocals, time-alignment, and much more!

This masterclass doesn't cover recording the actual vocals, but rather takes it from after they are recorded, and then how to edit and produce them into a professional sounding product.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want the definitive guide for producing vocals in your DAW, stop what you’re doing and experience “Vocal Production Masterclass” today!

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Vocal Production Masterclass is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great quality. Lots of details, very hands-on, showing the work process, exactly what I expect from these series.
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Presented a step by step approach and included several alternative approaches for editing, tuning, aligning and tweaking about 2-dozen vocal tracks into a pop vocal mix.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from disappointing To unclear, to fast , to much discussion about in-and export instead of explaining.
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Great content, slightly misleading title I don't know if this is my fault or just a misleading title, but this course covers vocals once they've been tracked and need editing/comping/etc. It is all very helpful and wonderful but I guess I was looking for something that covered the recording of the vocals, which to me is where the production starts, and then continues through the editing/comping/etc. Aside from that minor gripe, it takes you on a step-by-step process of figuring out what you've got tracked so far and then figuring out how to make it work in the production. Also, the singer for the track has got a terribly annoying voice and that made it hard to sit through some sections.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Intelligent and Articulate This series is very well done and very helpful. He does a great job explaining what he is doing and why in a very efficient manner.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It looks good I saw only one video, and I do not understand much English, I watch the screen more. Subtitles will also help with downloading purchased videos. To make better orthopedics, I have to release the video multiple times. I use Google Translator to translate from Czech into English.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very Helpful Very useful content especially for those who are vocal interested. I use also Studio One 4 Pro and this make sense for me and this keep getting me useful tip also about Studio One. A great DAW and very good tip from Marcus. You can scroll forward and back how many times you want to get full understanding. Marcus is also very loud and clear. I like the way he is teaching. Tuning, pitching back vocals and Lead vocals. A Super bundle.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome!!!! This course has helped in everything presented. I particular liked the way Marcus Hyusken teaches. Specially learned how to use my DAW's builtin time alignment tool.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview of vocal process! Can't wait to put this info into use! Good exposure to new ideas and plug ins that can help put polish on vocals.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Vocal Excellence ! Another excellent title by Groove 3.Invaluable, informative and brilliantly executed.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome work Truly awesome work, I learnt a lot, took notes from everything I considered important for me, and definitely will use it in my everyday work with vocals.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Very informative and thorough
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video Covers a lot of ground that was new to me. Would cost $$$$ to get all the plugins he uses, but he usually shows a built-in way to achieve similar results.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent guide to Pop Vocal production A great walkthrough showing the details of creating professional, commercial-grade pop vocals. Very clear and easy to follow with excellent narration.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Content I thought the series was well produced and informational. I picked up several tips that will help in my current and future production.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Explains everything so well This Topic has given me some great information that can be used with any DAW...thank you!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good insight to vocal production Marcus is a great teacher and he does a thorough job explaining and teaching modern vocal production. It would have been very helpful for Marcus to include the Studio One Macos and how to setup his shortcuts. Besides that, great job Marcus.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome. Learned alot Wow. I feel I have improved just by watching. Love to see all little tweeks that make a huge difference
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Start to finish, excellent If you're a newbie to vocal editing this is an excellent series.
Date published: 2016-11-28
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