Vocal Tuning and Editing Introduction
Welcome to day 12 of recording metal with me. This is my creative live bootcamp, and today gonna talk about tuning vocals, editing vocals, and we're gonna cut to a video that my engineer, John Douglas the great, made, because he actually tuned and edited these vocals. If you noticed, we have had very little time in the studio to really track, then edit, track, then edit. It's very, very time crunched, so for the sake of efficiency, as soon as I would finish tracking a song, I would send it to John, he would tune it, then send it back, and then we would track harmonies on top of that, and so actually when we finished recording a vocal melody, we would get that tuned, and then record harmonies on top of that. So a lot of back and forth, and also, this is the type of vocalist where you don't have to be very heavy handed at all with the edits. He's just such a damned good vocalist, you can even get away with no edits and no tuning. So, John put together a video that will take the concept a...
lot further than what we would have actually applied or did apply to this situation.
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