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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 28 reviews
leighton white (Fresno, US)
The Perfect Mentor

David’s teaching abilities are unsurpassed.
Definitely the go to guy for all you recording audio wanna be’s….
His approach is clear direct and easy to comprehend and most of all his enthusiasm keeps your interest….I have most of his instructional videos and I continue to refer to them often. Another great effort David thanks for keeping us educated!

Gerald Rioux (Toronto, CA)
Adding compression and eq to the vocal mix

David explains by adding compression and eq to the vocal mix makes a better and brighter track so true. David gives some good advice on this.

Jim Moffatt (Victoria, CA)
Killer vocals

I bought a few courses now from ProAudioExp and again David hits the mark.

Warren Paul (Birmingham, GB)
killer volcals

Thanks David your videos are great i learnt a lot.

Jim Cross (Cave Creek, US)
killer vocals

this was great for recording and really liked it but I would like to get something along the live sound aspect. It is always hard to find classes for live. Thanks for all your work.

Alan Sandeman (Ottawa, CA)
Masterclass Killer Vocals

Your usual comprehensive and detailed study of a challenging subject. Still going through the whole package as there is a lot to material and I am making notes.

Alex River (New York, US)
Masterclass killer vocals

Master class killer vocals was a game changer. Definitely helped my mixed

Donald K (Vancouver, CA)
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.

Rick Baraniuk (Thunder Bay, CA)
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

Ben Reavely (Newbury, CA)
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.

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