Mixing Lead Vocals
Ariana Grande, Wu Tang Clan, Sean Paul, Damien Marley, Kanye West, 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.
Watch and learn as Ken teaches you all of his deep, dark vocal mixing secrets, as he breaks it all down into very easy to understand explanations. This is your complete, step-by-step guide to great sounding lead vocals.
Follow along as Ken takes you through five complete lead vocal mixing chains including:
- Utilizing only UAD plugins.
- Then, only using WAVES plugins.
- Next, only working with stock Pro Tools plugins.
- Then, a random assortment plugin chain.
- Finally, using a Channel Strip.
Gain insights as 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, learn how to identify problematic, ringy frequencies and use notch EQ to remove them. Observe how to shape your tracks with graphic and parametric EQ to add the right amount of presence to a vocal.
This tutorial runs 1 hour and 18 minutes and includes the full audio session and consolidated audio stems for use with any DAW. Watch, pause, practice the techniques discussed, and repeat until your mixing skills improve.
- Run Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced
- Genre: Pop / Urban
- **PRO TOOLS SESSION INCLUDED**
- **CONSOLIDATED AUDIO STEMS INCLUDED**
Another great place to find awesome content from Ken Lewis is on his YouTube channel, Mixing Night. Ken hosts free semi-monthly livestreams with real time sprint mixes, demonstrations, special guests, and more. Register here for the next event to join in the fun!
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.