Studio Vocals

Studio Vocals

Studio Vocals - Vocal Performance, Recording techniques & Vocal Production across genres

Perform, Record, Produce, and Mix a studio quality vocal — From your song demos to Perfectly performed, Tuned and Mixed Vocals for your next release!

Whether you are an artist trying to get your songs performed at the best of your abilities in the studio, a producer who wants to get the most out of your vocal sessions this course is for you. This includes coming up with genre specific background vocal parts and knowing how to motivate and coach the artists you produce. Singing is not mandatory during these sessions – we understand. Feel free to just listen to your instructor who is a seasoned session singer.


  • Vocal Technique: Learn proper vocal and mic techniques to get the appropriate vocal tone and performance that fits your song.
  • Signal Chain Set up: Navigate the intricate world of vocal chains. Mic and Preamp choices, Pro studio ups, patchbays and outboard gear. Also learn how to work in smaller home-recording and mobile setups, make a great recording even on a tight budget. Optimize your setup for clarity, ensuring that every nuance of the performance is captured with precision. We know it is not always about a million dollar studio, but about using the available tools properly.
  • Recording Techniques: Proper gain staging, Latency and Headphone-monitoring, Recording modes like Punch and Loop recording, Setting up Plug-ins and effects in your DAW.
  • Performance Prowess: Dive into the heart of a vocal performance. Learn how to bring out the best in a singer, capturing the raw emotion and subtle nuances that make each performance unique.
  • Background Vocals & Harmonies : Elevate your vocal arrangements with backing vocals. Discover the art of crafting harmonies that complement and enrich the main vocal, adding a layer of depth and dimension to your sound.
  • Vocal Production: The art of editing, tuning and creating the perfect ‘comp’ from multiple takes. Explore techniques to enhance timing and pitch while maintaining the natural feel of the performance, creating a seamless and engaging listening experience. Processing vocals to professional standards using creative effects.
  • Vocal Arrangement and Orchestration: Discover advanced techniques for arranging and orchestrating your vocal parts- Creating a dynamic arrangement using Vocal Pads, chants, effects etc
  • Using Voice as an Instrument: Crafting unique vocal sounds to elevate your compositions, Discover creative use of Vocoders and Formant shift plug-ins.
  • Mixing Vocal: Enter the realm of Mixing with a focus on vocals. Explore EQ, compression, and effects tailored specifically for vocals, ensuring that your vocal elements sit perfectly in the song mix.

It’s not just about recording vocals; it’s about crafting an experience that connects with listeners in a meaningful way.

36 Hours | $1599 + $100 Registration if booked 14 days before start or $1799 + $200 Registration

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request schedule information for our classes. One of our placement experts will follow up within a business day. For one-to-one lessons, see Vocal Production Private Instructionand connect with a specialist on that page.

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    I wouldn't change a thing about this course. It was ten times better than I expected it to be. The instructor was incredibly informative and kept things fun. I've played with software for a couple of years and thought I got most of the basics down but I definitely was wrong. Great course! I would definitely recommend this course to anybody wanting to learn the production side of music. It was incredibly helpful and left me inspired to make tracks 24/7.

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    I am a lot better off than I was months ago blindly watching Youtube tutorials and not knowing what I was doing. The teacher was a great, very patient and understanding, with all skill levels in the room.

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    The small class size allowed the instructor time to give us individual attention/feedback. The teaching style was easily adjusted according to the levels in the class. As a very new producer, I never felt left behind. I never would have thought I could make this much progress in just 6 weeks!

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    This class was great. I've been wanting to learn digital music production and was warned that Logic was one of the most complex and difficult to learn DAW. In only 6 days I think I've learned the program well enough to start producing my own tracks. Not only that but I've left the class with enough excitement to get busy and make some music with my new found knowledge.

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    It was very hands on. the teacher knew a vast amount about this topic and is very informative and clear. He has methods of utilizing teachings that enable us to relate to better understand in what circumstances these methods would be used for productions.

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    This class was tough for me, as I'm a beginner (and am 48 with not a ton of technical or DAW experience). I wanted to immerse myself, so I could learn as much as possible, but much of the class was still a bit too advanced for me. Darren was fantastic, and I REALLY appreciated the offer to come back and stand in future classes. That makes me feel like I'll definitely get my moneys worth!

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    I came into the program with no idea how to work Logic, and after the intensive week, I worked out programming beats, using loops and samples…I feel like I can take my music to the next level now. Thanks 🙂

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    Great teacher who leaves no stone unturned! After Garnish, I feel that I have the tools to build a strong foundation and begin a career in the music industry.

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