Mixing Background Vocals
Consider this tutorial your new bible for mixing background vocals!
Learn all the essential techniques including blending stacked, 4 part vocal harmonies, and grouping, panning, bussing, equalizing, compressing, limiting, using multiple compressors, de-essing, and using autotune on background vocals as Ken Lewis shows you how in very simple to understand methods and techniques. In addition, discover how to find the key of your song in a simple way, how to add effects like reverb and delay, how to create special effects like filtering and flanging, and much more.
Learn both background vocal mixing and production theory on topics including:
- How many tracks of each harmony note to record
- How to balance the levels of your background vocals in the mix relative to your lead vocals
- How to make all the vocals work together as a team
This tutorial is a monster running at 2 hours and 34 minutes and includes the full audio session (both the full Pro Tools session of Ken’s finished lesson and a clean slate pro tools session) and consolidated audio stems for use with any DAW.
As you watch the lesson, follow along with the actual session and try these techniques as you go. Practice your mixing skills by blending together 4 note harmony blends, counter vocals, pad vocals, etc. Then, compare your results to Ken’s blends directly.
Note: Ken uses lots of stock plugins, as well as his favorites from UAD, Lexicon, AVID, WAVES, Antares, and Massey.
- Run Time: 2 hours 34 minutes
- Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
- Genre: Pop / Urban
- **PRO TOOLS 7 thru 10 SESSION INCLUDED**
- **CONSOLIDATED AUDIO STEMS INCLUDED FOR ANY DAW**
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Learn how to mix, record and produce music from Ken Lewis, as he shares the real world techniques used to make world-class, hit records based on his 25+ years of industry experience. Ken’s credits include work with BTS, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Drake, Future, FUN., Mark Ronson, Ariana Grande and countless others.