Year of issue: 2021
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Author: Kuk Harrell
Duration: 0h 57min
Handout Type: Video Tutorial
Description: We’re thrilled to release our first episode with prestigious vocal producer, songwriter, arranger and sound engineer Cook Harrell! Housed at Sphere Studios in Hollywood, this release delves deeply into the art and science of challenging, capturing, and embellishing vocal performances. Citing Why Don’t We’s multi-track vocal session “For You”, Harrell listens to the demo, gives his opinion, and then shares how he tracked and produced the material. It guides you through the various parts of intricate pop vocals consisting of five male parts, octave takes, harmonies and improvisations. He comments on the project both musically and technically – melodies, structure, stack, tuning, tracking chains, plugins and much more. In addition to teaching the key elements of his workflow, Cook shares his knowledge of social and psychological aspects to get the best possible result from the artist in the studio.
1. Demo commentary, sections, octaves, harmonies, ad libs, tracking plug-ins, headphone mixes
2. Microphone preference & technique, preamps, compression settings, recording environment
3. Stacking vocals, spatial image, music theory, workflow speed, tuning live & post
4. Communication, handling negative energy, punching in, playlists, comping, alignment
There are subtitles in English and Spanish.
Sample files: not provided
Video format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 30 fps, 2500 kb / s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 128 kb / s, 2 channels