Mixing Lead Vocals


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Ariana Grande, Wu Tang Clan, Sean Paul, Damien Marley, Kanye, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Usher, Danity Kane, Mary J Blige, Jeremih & 50 Cent, many more great artists. THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON…Ken Lewis mixed their lead vocals.

In Mixing Lead Vocals, Ken teaches you all of his deep, dark vocal mixing secrets. This lesson takes you through five complete lead vocal mixing chains including:

1. Utilizing only UAD plugins,

2. Then, only using WAVES plugins

3. Next, only working with stock Pro Tools plugins

4. Then, a random assortment plugin chain

5. Finally, using a Channel Strip.

Ken shows you how to combine compression, limiting, equalization (EQ), de-essing,  autotune, saturation, and filtering to create lead vocals that sit perfectly in your mix.

In addition, you will learn how to identify problematic, ringy frequencies and use notch EQ to remove them. Ken demonstrates shaping with graphic and parametric EQ to add the right amount of presence to a vocal. He breaks it all down in very easy to understand explanations. This is your complete, step by step guide to great sounding lead vocals.

This downloadable lesson runs 1 hour and 18 minutes and includes both the mixing tutorial and the full audio session and consolidated audio stems for use with any DAW.  Practice your your mixing skills at home while following along with the lesson.

Running Time:  1 hour 18 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Genre:  Pop / Urban

*** PRO TOOLS 7 through 10 SESSION INCLUDED ***

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the other lesson based on this song that Ken refers to called Choosing Lead Vocal Effects.

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Hey Ken, I just bought this entire session and 25 minutes in, I already see some areas where I can make adjustments in my approach. Thanks for the video!!!

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