Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp

 

Lesson Info

Scream Vocal Tracking

♫ Falling ... lost ground ♫ Believers wander without their lie. You sound pretty cool. Hey, why don't we check this out. Because the music is, it already sounds pretty cool. Alright. Let me just duplicate this so that we can do doubles and stuff. (microphone testing) (laughing) Make that booty. Just act like that. Alright, you ready? Let me test. From the top. Got it, I was just putting my guide in there so I know where the screams are. Is your guide live? Alright, you ready? Yes. Okay, go. (electric guitar music) ♫ Falling (unintelligible ♫ Believers (unintelligible Sounds pretty great, man. How is it sounding to you? I'm just adjusting my music level but I think that's okay. Yeah, let me listen to it in here. It's coming to me like a solid block, which is how I like vocals to come in. Okay. Let me listen to it. It's not pretty tremendously aggressive. ♫ Falling (unintelligible ♫ Believers (unintelligible Yeah, cool. I like that take. Yeah, hold on ...

to that. Okay, you want ... Can you do me a favor? Can you boost my click a little bit, though? I'm, like, literally all maxed out and it's still not loud enough. Yeah, just give me a second. (electronic guitar music with metronome) There we go. I know that's louder. That is loud. Alright, let's do this. Alright, you want to double what you just did? Sure. It sounds great. Cool. (electronic guitar music) ♫ Falling (unintelligible) ♫ Believers (unintelligible) Nice. Cool. Let me just try Vocal Lining it. We were having that issue, but I just want to try once. Alright. Okay? Okay. We're having an issue because of this older version of ProTools that we're on. Woah. Older version of Vocal Line, actually. ♫ Falling (unintelligible) ♫ Believers (unintelligible) This is pretty great, man. Cool. Look at the next line. Yep. Thankfully, he's awesome at screaming too. Alright, good to go. ♫ Falling (unintelligible) ♫ Believers (unintelligible) ♫ Burning mission. Be afraid, so afraid. ♫ That would be why she left. That was a lot better. Alright. Congratulations. Thank you. You win. My screams are still on five, right? Yes. Okay, cool. Just making sure. Ready? What're we doing? Are we doubling? Double that. ♫ Falling (unintelligible) ♫ Believers (unintelligible) ♫ Burning mission. Be afraid, so afraid. ♫ That would be why she left. That sounds great, man. Let me align that too. ♫ Burning mission. Be afraid, so afraid. ♫ That would be why Okay. Okay. Alright, next. Where's the next scream? Going into the chorus. Okay, you ready? Yep. ♫ (Unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the fire, concealing the dark. ♫ Locks up my desire I like how you went high at the end. Yep. Try to bring that out even more on the double. I will. ♫ (Unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the fire, concealing the dark. ♫ Locks up my desire Little over. That's okay, I can Vocal Line that. Give me one second. I think it's really important to align screams because if they're not aligned, they're gonna sound like garbage put together when they're played back at the same time. And so you've just gotta, you really just gotta know, on the spot, if they're gonna be workable. ♫ Locks up my desire. Yep, that works. Okay, well, what's next? After ♫ Save this confirmation, onto the revelry. Sure. This is where my notes have really affected me the most. Okay. My low scream has been the hardest thing to recover. So those, like, swoops that I used to be able to do pretty effortlessly have been problems. Do your best and if it's not working, we'll just come up with something cool to do. We will. Okay. Alright, ready? Yes. ♫ Save this confirmation, onto the revelry. ♫ Let it all go. Sounded good. That's the best I can do. Okay, well, double that. Okay. I just can't get that. ♫ Save this confirmation, onto the revelry. ♫ Let it all go. Let me here that aligned. Okey dokey. ♫ Let it all go We're good. Okay. (laughs) Awesome. Just let it roll from there. ♫ Let it all go. ♫ My (unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the desert of sin That was great until those last, like, three words. I'll punch in for that. Yes, please. Okay. ♫ My (unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the desert of sin Yeah, that had way more power. Okay, double? Yes. ♫ Let it all go. ♫ My (unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the desert of sin Let's do the same thing. Okay. ♫ My (unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the desert of sin. Much better. Okay. Hang on one second. Do you mind if we quad the scream? The high one? Yeah. Yeah. With, like, a low one? No, just with high so that I can add them stereo and just make it horribly awful it'd be awesome. Or you can try lows if you want but I was just thinking highs. Well, I did like having those lows contrasted. Bro. Okay, cool. Alright, let's double the scream. Ready? Yes. (electronic guitar music) ♫ My (unintelligible) ♫ Lost in the desert Give me one second here. Okay. I just made it two new vocal tracks so that I can stereo them. Right now, I don't exactly have pan controls 'Cause of the way that we're listening to stuff, monitoring, but I'm putting them on two tracks here so that I can make them stereo. Okay, you ready to double that? Sure. Yeah, so without it being stereo now it's not gonna quite sound the way I envision it but I know it'll be cool. (electronic guitar music) ♫ Wait for us. ♫ Lost in darkness Thank you. No problem. Alright, what's next? Just let it roll from there. ♫ Wait for us ♫ Lost in the desert of sin. ♫ Safer than it seems ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars Hey. Hey there Let me get that scream at the end. Just that one? And there's one more part. Hang on a second. Yeah. ♫ Safer than it seems ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars. I really just wanna get the way it comes in. I kinda wanna do that first half, actually. Okay, cool. Ready? Yeah. ♫ Wait for us ♫ Lost in the desert of sin. ♫ Safer than it seems. ♫ Now trust can be had between the Way better. Yeah. Now let's get the scream. ♫ Safer than it seems ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars Way better, let's double this. Alright. ♫ Wait for us ♫ Lost in the desert of sin ♫ Safer than it seems ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars Let's get the scream. Okay? Fine. Alright. ♫ Safer than it seems ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars Okay, sounds great. Next line, okay. Ready? Yep, just let it roll. ♫ Now trust can be had between the bars ♫ In the south ♫ (unintelligible) I have to punch in for the last one. Yes. I will not be able to do that low scream on my own. That's fine. So this has to be studio magic. Not a problem. The rest was pretty sick. Yeah, okay. It's fine. Go for it, let's get the ending. Okay. ♫ In the south ♫ (unintelligible) You sound really good. Yeah, I think that will be it. Okay, double that. ♫ Whip the place ♫ In the south ♫ (unintelligible) Okay, let's double that last word. ♫ In the south ♫ (unintelligible) That works. Let me align this. ♫ In the south ♫ (Unintelligible) That'll do. Yeah, me too. Okay, what's next? Alright, so, just basically go to the end where the guitar breaks and it goes into the tempo change. Okay. 'Cause I gotta do that whisper voice in the middle. Alright. You mean before the modulation? Yeah, yeah, the tempo modulation. Okay. So just take it from ♫ Who will deny you're one of me Got it. Ready? Yes. ♫ Who will deny you're one of me ♫ One of me It comes in there. Okay. I'm gonna effect the hell outta that. Yeah. But for now, that's fine. Where do you start screaming again? It's a two pick-up into that. Okay, got it. ♫ Make it crawl ♫ Make it Double that. Woo. ♫ Make it crawl ♫ Make it I'm gonna align that. That was sick. Woo. ♫ Make it crawl ♫ Make it Cool. What's next? Just let it roll from "I am." ♫ Make it crawl ♫ My jam ♫ Inside all of my dreams lie ♫ Do what you know ♫ Who would deny Cool. Can I double that? Yeah. I love that he gets stuff right most of the time. It's so much easier. (heavy guitar music) ♫ My jam inside You got it. Cool. Okay, so what's next? It's just a low scream underneath. A call and response thing to "Who would deny." ♫ Who would deny Okay, got it. ♫ All of my dream lies ♫ Who would deny ♫ Who would deny that I could be That was it right there? That's it. Doesn't sound bad to me. Hang on a second. ♫ Who would deny ♫ Who would deny Sounds fine in there, double that. I mean, it should be a little bit lower but doubled, it'll fill up that frequency a little. Yeah, and it does. Okay. ♫ Inside all of my dreams lie ♫ Who would deny ♫ Who would deny Yeah, that's good. That'll do. Alright, what's next? I don't know ♫ Who would deny ♫ that I could feel afraid or so angry ♫ Nothing's forsaken Did I double that with the scream? On the album? Yeah. I do not remember. You know what, I'll just do it right now and if it's there it's there and if not, just take it out. Okay. Ready? Yeah. ♫ Dream lies ♫ Who would deny ♫ Who would deny that I ♫ Could feel afraid or so angry ♫ Nothing's forsaken ♫ In that, though, there is hope. I really have no memory of if you did that or not but it sounds kinda cool. Bonus addition. Alright, double that. Yeah. ♫ Who would deny that I could feel so afraid or so angry ♫ Nothing's forsaken Sounds great. Awesome. What's next? That's it. Congratulations, then. Hey! You're done. Album done. Thank you very much, everybody at home for putting up with me in here. Hopefully I'll see you next time. Thank you, Chris. Appreciate it. Thank you CreativeLive.


Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp will give you access to one of metal’s most in-demand producers and educators. You’ll also get to watch the talented and seasoned performers of Monuments show you how to record flawless takes and how to prepare to enter the studio.

Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp is the definitive guide to recording and producing metal. From soup to nuts, start to finish, A to Z, you will learn everything you need to know about recording and producing a metal song.

Eyal Levi will take you inside the studio with Monuments as they record a song from scratch at Clear Lake Recording in Los Angeles. In this bootcamp you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for a session in preproduction by choosing tempos and organizing the session
  • Record flawless drums from selection and reheading/tuning to mic choice and placement to editing
  • Record rhythm guitars
  • Record clean and lead guitars
  • Record bass guitar
  • Record, edit and tune lead vocals, harmonies, and screams
  • Mix and master from session setup to final bounce

What comes with purchase of the class?



Lessons

Intro to Bootcamp
Purpose of Pre-Production
Technical Side of Preproduction
Pre-Production: Setting Up the Tempo Map
Pre-Production: Importing Stems
Pre-Production: Click Track
Creating Tracking Templates
Intro and the Tone Pie
Drums - Lay of the Land
Bearing Edges
Wood Types
Depths and Sizes
Hoops
Sticks and Beaters
Drum Heads
Drum Tuning
Drum Mic Placement Intro
Basic Drum Mic Setup
Cymbal Mic Setup
Touch Up Tuning
Microphone Choice and Placement
Drum Tracking Intro
Getting Tones and Final Placement
Primary Tracking
Punching In and Comping Takes
Guitar Setup and Rhythm Tone Tracking
Amplifiers - Lay of the Land
Amplifiers & Cab Shoot Out
Guitar Cab Mic Choice and Placement
Guitar Tracking and Signal Chain
Finalizing Amplifier Tone
Guitar Mic Shootout Round Robin
Intro to Rhythm Tracking
Setting Up Guitars
Working with a Guitarist
Final Guitar Tone and Recap
Guitar Tracking with John
Guitar Tracking with Ollie
Final Tracking
Tracking Quads
Intro to Bass Tone
Bass Tone Setup
Bass Tone Mic Placement
Bass Tracking
Intro to Clean and Lead Tones
Clean Guitar Tones
Lead Tones
Vocal Setup for Tracking
Vocal Mic Selection and Setup
Vocal Mic Shootout
Lead Vocal Tracking
Writing Harmonies
Harmony Vocal Tracking
Vocal Warm Ups
Scream Vocal Tracking
Vocal Tuning and Editing Introduction
Vocal Tuning and Editing
Routing and Bussing
Color Coding, Labeling and Arranging Channels
Setting Up Parallel Compression
Setting Up Drum Triggers
Gain Staging and Trim
Drum Mixing - Subtractive EQ
Drum Mixing - Snare
Drum Mixing - Kick
Drum Mixing - Toms
Drum Mixing - Cymbals and Rooms
Drum Mixing Recap
Mixing Bass Guitar
Mixing Rhythm Guitars
Basic Vocal Mix
Mixing Clean and Lead Guitars
Mixing - Automation
Mastering - Interview with Joel Wanasek
 
 
 
 

Reviews

  • I'm just part way though and I'm blown away by the quality approach Eyal takes to getting the best out of the sessions. I love how well everything is explained and Eyals calm manner is just awesome it really makes you want to listen to the gems of wisdom he offers.
  • Amazing knowledge is being presented here. If you want to start out recording, this should be your first step, it'll save you lots of time and get you awesome results. Highly recommended class.
  • Wow is all I can say. This bootcamp goes in so much depth from tuning drums, setting up guitars, to recording and mixing. I have learned so much by participating in this bootcamp. It has taught me some new recording techniques and signal routing for my mixes. I just want to thank Eyal, Monuments, and Creative Live for taking the time to do this. It has been amazing and I will keep going back to these videos.