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The vocal is the most important part of any song; it’s the conversation that forms a bond between performer and listener. And now, renowned music technology expert Craig Anderton brings his years of production expertise to an easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide about recording great vocals. This second edition adds more content, more tips, and revises the original content for greater depth. Topics include choosing a mic, recording techniques, using DSP, equalization, dynamics processing, pitch correction, reverb, delay, channel strips and FX Chains, layering, comping, harmonizing, automation, and much more. An additional chapter on performance tips goes beyond technology to explore not just how to obtain great sounds, but how to create compelling vocal performances.
Profusely illustrated and loaded with practical, no-nonsense advice that de-mystifies the process of capturing and mixing vocals, this 194-page eBook is truly a gold mine of information for Studio One users.
Chapter 1 | Your Mic Is Your Instrument
Chapter 2 | Recording Techniques
Chapter 3 | Preparing Your Vocals for the Mix
Chapter 4 | Equalization
Chapter 5 | Dynamics Processing
Chapter 6 | Reverb and Delay
Chapter 7 | Channel Strips and FX Chains
Chapter 8 | Automating Parameter Changes
Chapter 9 | Doubling, Harmonizing, and Layering Vocals
Chapter 10 | Vocal Performance Tips