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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 30 reviews
Donald K
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.

Doug Kelley
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

Ilian Kostov
Top Shelf Masterclass

Getting Killer Vocals is a masterclass of the highest quality I've been missing. I learned a lot of things that matter in recording, editing and mixing vocals that nobody teaches.

David Wills shows enormous real life experience and knowledge in the audio engineering field. He is one of few people who share their true secrets with their audiences online.

Anybody can follow the examples and try to replicate what David does. No fluff here, just plain usefull hands on audio training. Can't wait to start on the next course.

Thank you for sharing David!

Alan Mcfarland
Awesome Courses

I started recording some forty years ago bouncing on a half-track. I have learned more over the last couple of months with David's courses than I have over the past decades with my own trial and error method. Wish I had found these courses years ago. My advice would be, before you go and spend any more money on equipment, thinking that it will fix your problem, take Daves courses. Thank you so much David!!

Richard Couture
Great course on preparing, recording and mixing vocals!

This course contains so much great information about preparing the vocals, creating vocal arrangements, recording, comping, pitch tuning, EQ, compression, and so on. The course presents also a very interesting interview with Andrew Scheps. I have learned a lot.

It's another very good teaching by David, and this time it's all about producing great vocals. Very well done. And the course is also a great addition to the Ultimate Recording School course and the other Masterclasses. Thank you very much David!

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