Vocals Tutorial

Vocal Production Masterclass

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    Setting Up for the Vocal Tracking Session (12:27)


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    The Playback Session (14:11)


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    Editing Tools & Concepts (5:40)


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    Coming Up with a Game Plan (6:21)


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


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


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


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    Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 1 (10:43)


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    Pitch Correcting the Lead Vocals Pt. 2 (9:39)


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    Setting Up FX Returns (7:39)


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


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


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


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


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


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    Final Edit Pass (12:38)


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    The Final Mix Breakdown (11:19)


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.

Marcus covers it all from setting up the vocal tracking session, 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!

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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gauzde
Submitted 3 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Studio One

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Muhamedali
Submitted 2 months ago

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.

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Randolph
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist

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Glamour Guy
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Musician, Audio Engineer

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johno
Submitted 1 year ago

Vocal Excellence !

Another excellent title by Groove 3.Invaluable, informative and brilliantly executed.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer

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koziolmatol
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One

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Melowlyric
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful

Very informative and thorough

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Digital Performer


norm
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Reaper

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DoctorCalabria
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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gman
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing piano at around 5 years old, after which point I switched to the Guitar at around age 10. I was pretty lucky, as my parents had quite a nice selection of records, spanning across multiple genres, that I could listen too. I would sit by the record player with headphones on, and close my eyes, and imagine myself playing along with them. I listened to much "older" music than the current music my age group was listening to. I continued to play the guitar and by 16, had developed some pretty decent chops, and was playing lots of local jazz clubs & restaurants with a couple friends. However after the birth of my first son, I took a break from gigging, and made the transition to the other side of the glass. However, I still rely on, and draw upon my abilities as a musician all the time, as I feel that an engineer, producer, or mixer, with a decent understanding of music, tempo, groove, theory, and genres, is a step ahead of the game.

2. What training have you had?

Pretty much 23 years of locking myself in a chair, and working diligently on my craft. Over the years, Ive also had had the great pleasure of working with other fantastic engineers, being able to pick their brains, observe and sponge in all the information that they offered. I still maintain, that you can learn more from a couple weeks, or even a couple days working with a seasoned pro, then you can in a year or 2 of school. Although I was set on going to audio engineering for school, my parents insisted on me going to school for business marketing, which didn't really work out, as I spent most of my time cutting class and going to my older sisters media arts classes, offering up myself as an actor, or voice over actor, (whatever they needed) for all of their student productions, so that I could learn more about audio/video production. It wasn't quite an audio engineering per se, but it was a close second!

Although Ive never had any formal education, I can recall my early "lessons" from my father, of cutting tape, and working with analogue gear. Being given tasks, like recording music from a record to tape, then cutting the tape, to make edits. The process of gain staging, EQ, fader riding, compression, adding reverb, etc etc. Also most importantly, my lessons in understanding the psychology behind getting the best performance from your artist/talent, which I was able to comprehend, and which I still keep with me, and use to this day.

3. When did you get into recording?

By about 11 years old, after listening to countless records in awe, I became interested, (or maybe even obsessed) with the whole recording process. When I badgered my father enough, he eventually dusted off his old TEAC 3340 reel to reel, an old mixer, and a spring reverb for me, that had been meticulously stored and well taken care of. Needless to say, It was pretty much game over from that point on. I fell in love with the notion of being able to capture a moment in time, a performance of art, and preserving it. In the very beginning, I spent most of my time re-recording old records, and singing and playing over top while tracking them, playing around with different microphones, then began a crash course in the basics.

In a sense I was very fortunate, as in addition to being a producer/camera man, my father was a pretty savvy audio engineer, who used to record/mix the music for all his documentaries / productions he worked on back in the day. So, at a very young age, & before the times of the “Mbox" and portable interfaces, little did I know, that I was receiving some very thorough training that became the foundation of my craft. As i grew more comfortable with the gear, I started inviting other children over to my "studio" (parents living room-LoL) who were in bands, so that I could record them. My parents were pretty supportive, often allowing me to use this area, and make noise to do something I enjoyed.

Fast forward a couple years to high school, As my band was looking to get some gigs, I was able to record our own demo's to hand out to clients, and continued to work on my craft, eventually opening up my first studio in 2002. From there, everything else is pretty much history.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The majority of my work has been on the Indi scene music wise, working with local talent, and also internationally as a mixer for various clients in different genres. In 2010/2011 I shifted my efforts, and began working on ad spots, both writing, and recording/mixing with different composers, which eventually brought me down the path of actually developing my own set of sample libraries for composers to use in music production, and television/film/games. This has really opened up some doors for me and expanded my cliental into areas I would have never imagined. I continue to work with talented artists, and composers on various projects, in addition, I also do some voice over work for different audio brands.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Tough one to answer, but, i'd like to think that I teach people the way that I prefer to be taught. Which is building a foundation of knowledge, then adding to it in stages, with clear steps. I try to stay on point, and simplify a process down to its core level. I find that in general, there are a lot of tutorials that leave you scratching your head sometimes. I try to avoid that. Ive often had friends say to me, that I simplify things, so if thats the case, then I hope I can continue to do so.

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Vocal Production Masterclass is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14 .
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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