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Recording Vocals

Learn about the gear and recording techniques to elevate your vocal recordings.

Recording Vocals

Learn about the gear and recording techniques to elevate your vocal recordings.


Richie Beretta is a professional producer and engineer that has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has credits with Beyonce, Major Lazer and Dillon Francis to name a few. In this course, Richie demonstrates techniques he uses to track the best vocal performances. In 18 lessons, Richie will detail how to record vocals using different mics and techniques to level up your vocal recordings. Course Run Time (1h 07m)


  • Learn to record vocals.
  • Understand microphone types and how they affect your recordings.
  • Learn different recording techniques to fit your needs.
  • Understand how to put your vocal recordings together.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Microphone Types and Their Functions
    In this step Richie explains how a mic works and the differences between Tube Condensers, FET Condensers, and Dynamic Microphone.
  • 2
    Selecting the Right Gear for Your Needs
    In this step Richie discusses Preamplifiers, Tracking with EQ, and Tracking with Compression.
  • 3
    Before You Start Recording
    In this step Richie discusses microphone placement, directing the vocalist, and vocal chain.
  • 4
    Tracking The Performance
    In this step Richie talks about tracking the verse, tracking the chorus, and demonstrating a punch.
  • 5
    Putting It All Together
    In this step Richie demonstrates how to put multiple vocal comps into a playlist in Protools, as well as a overall wrap up.