Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado was created for both the enthusiast recording in their bedroom and the audio professional already working in a studio. Whether interested in vocals recording techniques, microphones placement or fixing and mixing vocals, Dave provides easy-to-follow instructions in 34 video tutorials organized in eight chapters, allowing the viewer to pick a specific topic or follow the course chronologically.
"I've noticed over the course of my career that the performance, the energy, the vibe of the vocals is probably the single most important part of the record," says Pensado. "If you think back to when you first discovered music, what you fell in love with was the vocal performance and the energy of that vocal, so we are going to focus a lot on that and on the technical aspects that bring out that magic."
In this new course, Dave Pensado teaches techniques that can be applied to all genres and instruments. He covers technical topics such as how mics work, placement and processing along with interpersonal topics like how to make the vocal talent feel comfortable and how to project confidence to get a great performance. Included in the course is an actual session with vocal star Esthero, as well as a contribution from mixing engineer Bob Horn covering how to fix problems with VocAlign and Melodyne.
Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado aims to be the video equivalent to a private tutoring session with the renowned engineer. Not only does Pensado share his knowledge and expertise, but he also encourages and motivates the viewer to develop their own unique style and taste and how to stay true to it.
Dave Pensado is a preeminent mix engineer as well as most-watched online audio instructors. With multiple Grammy nominations and wins under his belt, Pensado has worked with artists ranging from Christina Aguilera, Pink, Shakira, Beyoncé, Flo Rida, Afrojack, Frank Ocean and more. From pop to hip-hop, country to Latin, and R&B to alternative, Pensado’s niche is making radio-friendly records while enhancing artistic intent. His online television series, Pensado's Place, is seen in over 150 countries and is used as a teaching tool by more than 100 schools.
Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado is exclusively available at: groove3.com. $94.99 for purchase, $2.99 for 72-hour rental or available for streaming with the Groove3 All-Access Pass for $15.00/month.