Recording Hip Hop Vocals with Grieves
In hip-hop, lyrics, pitch, and delivery are crucial to the mood and atmosphere of a track. In this video, Universal Audio's Ben Lindell and Seattle-based hip-hop artist, Grieves, show you how to quickly record a polished-sounding vocal track, in real time using UAD plug‑ins.
Using the Unison-enabled Neve Preamp plug-in, learn to inject analog saturation into your vocal, while using the Teletronix LA-2A compressor for added color and control.
Also learn how to use the Manley VOXBOX Channel Strip plug-in to tame sibilance and shape a vocal's weight using its "Pultec-style" EQ.
Finally, get tips for harnessing the Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced plug-in for a polished, modern-sounding vocal track, and learn how to coax an inspired performance using the Pure Plate Reverb plug-in in the vocalist's headphone mix.
Fab Dupont on Capturing Island Vibes with Monsieur Periné
Producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Jenifer Lopez, David Crosby) details his Apollo Artist Session with Monsieur Periné on the remote island of Providencia, Colombia, and how he used Apollo X and Twin interfaces for album quality results.
Here, producer Marco Polo (Masta Ace, Scarface, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch) offers tips on how to use Apollo interfaces and UAD plug-ins to move beyond samples and spur your own creativity.
Behind The Scenes — Apollo Artist Sessions Vol. XIII
Go behind the scenes with producer/engineer Fab Dupont (Shakira, Santigold) as he works with Grammy-winning producer Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) creating the Apollo Artist Session at London’s AIR Studios — the debut of Apollo X Audio Interfaces.