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Learn how to master tracks to the highest professional standards

Vocal Recording

ADVANCED VOCAL PRODUCING & MIXING COURSE

RECORD. PRODUCE. MIX VOCALS TO PRO STANDARDS

6 Live Classes, once a week, with Aubrey

Learn with Aubrey during 6 live classes. Ask questions through the class, interact, or sit back and watch Aubrey delve into the core concepts of vocal producing, engineering, recording and mixing

Suitable for all skill and experience levels

The course has been designed for all skill and experience levels. Whether you want to learn the basics, or want to delve into more advanced techniques - this course covers it all!

Lifetime Access to all course materials

Need to watch a class again? Watch any or all of the class modules as many times as you like as each class is recorded with lifetime access to all recordings and course materials.

Suitable for users of all DAWs

Every technique taught throughout the course can be replicated in any DAW you choose; whether that's Pro Tools, FL Studio, Ableton or Cubase. Aubrey uses Logic Pro.

Printable class resources with each module

Each module also comes with a selection of printable class materials such as desktop guides, guidance booklets and  infographics to further support your learning. Available with lifetime access.

Course Certificate Upon Completion

At the end of the course you'll get to submit a mix for review/feedback. You'll also earn a professional certificate accredited by Echodrop Records.

Music Recording

Module 1:

Vocal Engineering, Recording & performance

It all starts with the vocal recording. In this module, we'll explore how you can get a top-class vocal recording from your home studio using a basic mic set-up. We'll look at vocal recording set-ups with microphones and pre-amps and the importance of acoustic treatments, as well as the importance of Gain Staging to ensure the quality of your vocal recordings are professional. 

 

Specifically, this module will cover:

  • Course intro: aims, objectives and expectations

  • Overview: How to capture the best possible quality recording in the studio

  • Acoustic treatments you can do at home

  • Creating a vocal booth

  • Microphone types and their benefits

  • Pre-amp characteristics and their benefits

  • Gain Staging: avoiding unwanted clipping or noise

RECORD, ENGINEER, PRODUCE & MIX VOCALS LIKE THE PROS

Module 2:

Advanced Vocal Production

This module is all about the vocal performance and capturing the best possible takes. Whether you are recording your own vocals as an artist, or whether you are a producer who records other vocalists in the studio, this in-depth look at both performance and production will equip you with the knowledge to capture top pro level vocal recordings.

 

Specifically, this module will take a look at:

 

  • Coaching and directing vocalists in the studio

  • Warming up the vocal for optimal performance

  • Breathing & diction

  • Inciting an emotional performance

  • Vocal projection techniques

  • Intonation, tone and timbre for a modern sound

  • Understanding key signatures and scales

  • Recording vocal stacks, harmonies and ad-libs

  • Vocal arrangement and composition

  • Vocal production for different genres

  • Recording multiple takes ready for comping

  • Vocal performance techniques 

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Music Equipment

Module 3:

Vocal Comping, cleaning and Editing

Once the vocal recordings are complete, it's time to get to work! The first step is to choose the best vocal takes and to 'comp' a complete and final vocal ready for mixing. This module will explore comping techniques used by the pros, as well as an in-depth look and the tools and techniques required to 'clean' vocal recordings so they sound pristine. 

 

Specifically, this module will take a look at:

 

  • How to 'comp' a vocal from multiple takes to create a brilliant final vocal take

  • Cleaning and editing out noises such as pops, clicks, mouth clicks, hum, and hiss

  • Dealing with plosives

  • Dealing with harsh sounding breaths

  • Restoring and improving poorly recorded vocals

  • Removing room 'reverb' from vocals that have been recorded in an untreated room.

Module 4:

Vocal tuning, AutoTune and alignment

Modern records feature vocals that have been fine-tuned for many years. In fact, music fans' ears are so used to hearing perfectly tuned vocals that it's almost compulsory to now tune your vocal recordings. This module will go deep into the technicalities of vocal tuning and alignment. You will hear first hand how this can significantly improve the quality of your vocal recordings.

 

Specifically, this module will cover:

 

  • An in-depth overview of how to fine-tune vocals in Melodyne, including multiple vocal layers

  • How to use AutoTune for both tuning and effects purposes

  • How to align multiple vocals so they are perfectly in time with each other, using traditional editing techniques from within your DAW and using timing correction software such as Melodyne and SyncroArts VocAlign

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Mixer Keys

Module 5: Advanced Vocal Mixing

Getting the vocal to sit right in the mix is a challenge for any producer. Additionally, as vocals are incredibly dynamic, the use of compression and EQ are paramount to achieving the best possible sound.

 

Specifically this module will cover:

 

  • Getting the vocal to sit in the mix

  • Effective compression techniques

  • Use of serial compression in the vocal chain

  • Surgical EQ and frequency masking

  • Tonal EQ for 'air' and smoothness

  • Use of saturation for thick vocals

  • Parallel compression 

  • Use of reverbs, delays and effects

  • Vocal sibilance and DeEssing

  • Recreating a vintage vocal sound

  • Backing vocal bus processing

  • Panning and vocal width

  • Using volume and creative automation

  • Plugins and recommendations

Module 6: Live Mixing Session

During this session you will watch Aubrey mix a song from start to finish, incorporating all of the vocal mixing techniques learnt throughout the course. 

Want Aubrey to mix your song during this module? You'll have an opportunity to submit your mix. Aubrey will mix a student's track during this module! You get to keep the mix for free and release it if you wish to.

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Professional Course Certification

Earn a Professional Qualification in Advanced Vocal Production & Mixing

At the end of the course you will be awarded with a Certificate in Advanced Vocal Production & Mixing that you can use as a professional qualification.

 

Your digital certificate also comes with integrated sharing with LinkedIn and social media.

Mixer Keys
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ABOUT YOUR COURSE TUTOR

Aubrey Whitfield is a Music Producer, Songwriter and Mix Engineer from the UK. She has worked with the likes of The Shires, j-Fla, Say Sorry,  Simon Webbe (Blue), George Shelley (Union J) and is a go-to writer/producer for EMI, Universal and BMG. Many of her songs have been featured in TV and film, including Netflix Shows Love Is Blind, Love Never Lies as well as popular shows Love Island, Coronation Street, Catfish, Bake-Off, Home & Away and Hollyoaks.

Aubrey has been teaching music production and mixing to her 150k+ Instagram followers for a number of years via a mixture of informative posts and Reels. Due to demand, she started running online Masterclasses in 2022 and has since successfully run over 17 online courses.

Check out what other students are saying:

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Nyssa Ray

“I'm so glad I signed up to do this course taught by UK producer power house Aubrey Whitfield. It was beyond valuable to learn new techniques and even re-learn some fundamentals I'd forgotten about mixing and mastering. I've been implementing her teaching into every project since taking the course and my clients couldn't be happier with quality of my productions. Thanks Aubrey”

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Jo Maloney

"I have learnt more from Aubrey’s courses in the last 6 months than I have in 6 years and I can now actually visualise making a career in music production. You are provided with support and feedback whenever you need it from Aubrey and I never once felt silly when asking her a question. Aubrey has a knack for making all of her students feel incredibly comfortable no matter what your skill level. Aubrey’s courses have been a game-changer and I can’t wait to start my 4th one later on in the year.”

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Lisa McKenzie

"I’ve taken several courses with Aubrey so far, and I’ve been growing so much as a producer as a result. She is so generous with her knowledge, expertise, and making her courses accessible, that it’s obvious she really wants everyone to grow and thrive in their music careers. She has a knack for clarifying complicated concepts and processes and making goals feel so much more achievable. I highly recommend Aubrey as a teacher and mentor!”

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@porch.songs

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Lily Brokenshire

“I learnt things in producing and mixing that I never knew existed! I am so pleased I found Aubrey and her courses because I’m able to learn online with a really energetic and warm producer/teacher and my skills have sky rocketed. I have just bypassed years of learning in 6 weeks”

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Steven Jackson

"I took Aubrey's Mixing and Mastering Course and it was outstanding! I learned a lot from the entire course but what stood out to me was how she took one of the most complex and misunderstood subjects of mixing (Compression) explained and demonstrated it in the most clear and concise way I have ever seen. She makes it all so clear. A true worthwhile course".

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