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The Art of Vocal Production

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11 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Discuss the various types of dynamics processing and when to use each and apply equalization to a vocal track to enhance and improve the quality

  • Define, describe, and apply time based effects and use them to enhance the sound of a vocal track

  • Compare audio editing techniques, including time based and tempo based

  • Discuss how technology has changed the music recording industry

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Beginner level

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Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to The Art of Vocal Production! In this module, we will cover all the details about how this course works and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your course experience.

What's included

4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

By the end of this lesson you will understand vocal placement within the stereo field and how recording a vocalist multiple times can create various types of listening experiences. You will understand level, phase, phantom center, panning, balance, equalization and compression concepts used in modern recordings. Your ability to listen to music will be expanded and you will probably never listen to vocals in music the same way ever again once you have been exposed to these simple concepts

What's included

19 videos2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, we will lean less on the vocalist and more on tools that can be used to change the way we listen to vocals in music. You will now understand how delays and reverbs have been used in the music you love and their relationship to time and tempo. Your desire to try out some of these techniques will be piqued by the time you finish this lesson.

What's included

16 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this lesson the nature of the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) will be demystified and simplified. You will understand time as an absolute concept, time as a relative concept and further grasp the utility of the sample rate and bit depth parameters in your audio software. You will be shown tools that can change a song from a ballad to a dance record and vice versa. Many modern vocal production tools exist in software that might already be on your computer; but if you do not have such tools, you will document the use of these concepts via in-depth analysis of current and emerging music.

What's included

14 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, you will learn some of the industry standard pitch correction and tuning tools. Although you will gain an understanding and appreciation of how easy the job of a vocalist can be when these tools are used, you will also learn that your first lesson in simple performance and placement is still the most potent skill in your art of vocal production arsenal.

What's included

10 videos1 quiz2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

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4.8 (56 ratings)
Prince Charles Alexander
Berklee
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