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Masterclass-Killer Vocals

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If you've been looking to the absolutely BEST training on the planet for Producing, Arranging and Recording Killer've found it! Over 4 hours of Premium Training.

While there are many production tools that give you "plug and play" radio-quality sounds to your mixes, getting Killer Vocals is one of the last elements of your mix that can't be cured by just using the "right microphone" or latest plugin. David Wills takes you step by step through the industry best practices that are used in all major studios. Look through all the subjects covered from caring for and warming up your voice, to arrangement, editing and mixing to get the kinds of vocals that you deserve but have not been able to get.

Don't buy another microphone or preamp thinking that will fix your problems...get the training you need to get the vocal sounds of your dreams.

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Physiology of your Voice
Proper Breathing Technique
Chest vs Belly Breathing
Warming Up Exercises
Core Warmup
Neck and Shoulders Warmup
Mouth and Tongue Warmup
Lip Trills
Tongue Trills
Breathing Warmup
1-3-5 Sirens
1-3-5-Octave Sirens
The Big Three Enemies

Benefits of Vocal Arrangements
Types of Vocal Parts
Harmony 101
Using a Keyboard for Chord Shapes
Becoming a Student of Harmony

Microphone Recommendations
Phantom Power
Addressing your Microphone
Mounting your Microphone
Proximity Effect
Handling Plosives
Using Pop Filters
Setting Levels
Preparing for Tracking Vocals
Auditioning our Backing Tracks
Tracking your Lead Vocal
Punching In
Comping Vocals
Editing Comps
Doubling Vocals
Performance Tricks
Doubling Example
Double Levels
Harmony Example 1 - "Echo parts"
Importance of Preset Tracks
Basic mix of 3 part Harmonies
Plate Reverb on Harmonies
Cleaning up Edit Points
Harmony Example 2 - "Call and Response"
Harmony Example 3 - "Pad or Wash"
Confidence in Falsettos Parts
"Flying" Vocals
Harmony Example 4 - "Call and Response 2"
"Flying" Vocals example 2
Bridge Vocals

Editing Lead vs. Backing Vocals
Cleaning up Timeline
Color Coding Tracks
Time Correcting Doubled Vocals
Correcting Hard Consonants
Correcting Time Slices
Pitch Correction Overview
Correction Speed
Formant Control
Time Correcting Bridge Harmonies
Sliding Releases
Pitch Editing our Lead Vocal
Chopping Parts
0Working with Drift
Working with Transition Time
Working with Glissando Parts

Backing Tracks Mix
Rhythm Section Mix
Lead Vocal vs Double balance
Lead Vocal vs Harmonies balance
Compress before EQ
Compressing the Lead Vocal
Creating a Crush Channel
Creating a Backing Vocal Crush Buss
Cleaning up Backing Vocals with Noise Gates
EQ Overview "Corrective vs Creative"
EQing our Lead Vocal
Using a HPF
Adding "Air" to Lead Vocal
Removing "Boxiness" from Lead Vocal
Adding "Intelligibility" to Lead Vocal
Creating EQ Presets
Adding Time Based Effects
Early Reflections vs Tail
Delays with Feedback
Adding a "Radio Effect" Echo
Completing the Final Mix


Andrew Scheps - Grammy Award winning Mix Engineer with Adele

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
A great eye opener!

Masterclass-Killer Vocals is for me,a true effective help for learning how to properly lay down vocal tracks in any’s a great help for
Beginners,and a cool guide for advance recording producers or engineers for brush up,or
Refresher course.

Pro Audio

Hello David!
As mentioned I am very impressed with all your courses. I have purchased not only Killer Vocals but Masterclass EQ, Masterclass Compression and Ultimate Guitar School! All excellent courses. My next purchase will be Ultimate Guitar Tone but I see the price went back up to $197. At present I will wait for a coupon of 30 percent or greater or when the price drops again. Thanks, Rick Baraniuk

Masterclass Killer Vocals are Just That

I have not had a chance to get into it as much as I would like. The parts I have been able too use are top shelf. Sadly I bought my courses before the sales started.

Has every important detail you need to know for vocals

Outstanding course, I've always had a difficult time understanding the process required to get great sounding layers for vocals and this course answered everything. Excellent course if you're new or experienced in recording.

Very good

I'm glad that I purchased Masterclass-Getting Killer Vocals. I will return to the course several times and learn much more


Awesome! I can’t say enough good things about David and his teaching. It has benefited me so much! To whoever is reading this: if you don’t have any of these programs and you’re thinking about doing it. Just do it. It’s worth it!

Excellent Training on Recording Vocals

I really loved this training course on getting the most in vocal recording. I've been writing, recording, and producing my own songs for about 3 years, and have struggled to get the best vocal sound. I've watched a myriad of YouTube videos which offered some help, but I was extremely impressed with how David Wills recorded a lead vocal as well as 3-part harmonies during the class. They sounded incredible! (I also loved the song.) Thanks, David, for another outstanding course! -Doug Kelley

Sing! Sing! SIng!

The vocal recording process is now explained clearly and with experience as a guide. Thank you Dave for another wonderful tutorial. The warm ups are especially helpful!

Masterclass Killer Vocals

David always does a superior job on teaching!!! I always enjoy the down to earth examples he gives and this one is every bit of what I expected. Now I have a few extra tricks in the bag that I didn't before with my finicky vocals I've always fought with. Thanks David!!!!!!!!

Watch, listen, try, and be surprised

I’ll stick to the facts: I watched the vocals mixing class twice, once to get the gist of things, second time to follow David’s instructions. Couple of things happened. First, i followed the steps about hydration and warm up over and over again. I felt like an idiot for a couple of days until one night my voice started to feel a little elastic and soft, for lack of a better word. Then I sang and hydrated and repeated that combo for hours. I happened to be writing a song, and as I learned more about my own voice and timbre by listening ... I started to build confidence. I’d never, ever experienced confidence and exhilaration while singing before. (And I’ve been playing instruments well and singing badly for a long, long time.) Not only did I start knocking out “keepable” comps of verses, but I got so deeply into the melody and vibe of what I was working on that my songwriting and arrangement started to take off and fairly quickly improve. A week later, I’ve got a track I never thought I was capable of - a simple sophistication of melody and lyrics that flowed entirely from the confidence gained doing David’s exercises. The second thing that happened was the engineering. I just did what David said. The first two hours of tracking were horrible - my gainstaging was awful. Rookie terrible. I went back to the video. I did what he said to do - play around with your gear and your interface over and over until you understand your equipment’s ranges and behavior. A week later, I’m getting rich, broadly-detailed recordings that - guess what - massively ramp up my confidence. So ... the result of watching (and following) David’s vox class is not just that I’m better at singing and/or recording vocals now. It’s that I’m not even the same person I was a week ago. That person couldn’t do what I’m routinely doing now. If that’s not the purpose of education, I don’t know what is. You don’t just learn something from David’s instruction. If you follow it, you become something. This was the 4th class I bought from him. Honestly, you’ll spend $69 on booze tomorrow (Memorial Day). The liquor store won’t give you your money back if the beer sucks. David will give you your money back and probably call you while he transacts the refund. Honest guy and talented pro. Try the class and see who you really are on the other side of the microphone.

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