Samplecraze has expanded the 'masterclass series' of video tutorials, this time with Vocal Masterclass which consists of 20 videos with a combined runtime of 3 hours and 45 minutes. Suitable for producers of all levels, the package comprehensively covers a wide range of vocal processing tricks, tips and techniques.
Here's what they say:
Vocals are the most important aspect of any non-instrumental production and are at the forefront of the quest to engage and satisfy the listener. They are also one of the toughest engineering aspects to master for any producer and getting them right can elevate a mix to greatness.
Renowned Samplecraze founder Eddie Bazil draws on nearly 40 years of professional audio engineering and sound design experience to cover both male and female vocals in significant depth. In his own words, "The vocals tell the story, drive the energy of the song and communicate with the listener."
After covering the foundations of preparing, layering and harmonising vocal parts, applying EQ, de-essing and a variety of dynamics processing techniques the collection then progresses to more esoteric and creative methods such as using modulation to add dynamic motion, advanced dynamics, ducking reverbs for clarity, gating, a number of automation tricks and more insider tips than it's practical to list here.
As with most Samplecraze masterclasses a subset of the content is aimed specifically at engineering vocals within the genres of EDM, Rock, Hip-Hop and Rap. However those same techniques can of course be applied to a much broader set of creative use cases.
Samplecraze are currently offering Vocal Masterclass at the special introductory price of £19.99.