Ableton for Music Creators and Artists
Course 19: Vocal Editing 2

In earlier courses, you’ve done some vocal editing, but in this course, you’ll take a more hands-on approach. You’ll clean up those large swathes of audio and dead spaces, and apply EQ and compression. From there, you’re assembling your audio and building your song utilizing the many, many tools and techniques you’ve learned along the way.

Aside from the important work of building out your song, you’ll get a crash course primer on the Art of Recording, exposing you to professional audio recording fundamentals, technologies, and various kinds of gear that enable audio engineers to achieve high-quality sonic outcomes. You’ll cover transducers and connections, line levels, mic levels, instrument levels, direct recording, mono and stereo, and the nitty-gritty microphones which will serve you very well going forward.

After that, you’re back in Ableton Live, setting up your workflow for working solo and for when you’re recording someone else, either in the same room or with them in an ISO booth. You’ll run through several products that can help make the experience sweet as well as show you how to create a headphone mix for an artist to sing to or accompany on their instrument.

For the digital field trip, you’ll head over to Izotope and take a look at Ozone as one way to splash some polish on a mix. For the listening library, you’re blowing back to the 70s and ABBA Gold. ABBA has lots to offer the hungry listener, from songwriting and composition to production quality, to instrumentation–so listen closely.