HOW TO MIX VOCALS IN LOGIC PRO X: A Beginners Guide to Easily Mixing Hip Hop Vocals

Kia Orion, Artist & Music Producer

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14 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. INTRO

      1:30
    • 2. WHAT ABOUT PLUG-INS?

      1:11
    • 3. ORGANIZING THE MIX

      2:41
    • 4. SET THE LEVELS

      3:29
    • 5. INTRO TO EQ

      0:42
    • 6. EQ THE VOCALS

      10:31
    • 7. INTRO TO COMPRESSION

      1:42
    • 8. COMPRESSION

      12:53
    • 9. MORE COMPRESSION...

      4:10
    • 10. REVERB

      7:17
    • 11. DISTORTION

      4:09
    • 12. WIDENING

      2:56
    • 13. DOUBLES & ADLIBS

      13:39
    • 14. OUTRO

      3:47
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About This Class

Overview:

Ever wonder how artists make their music sound so good? It’s all in the mixing. Even when big musicians are touring on the road and recording in hotel rooms they sound professional because their engineers are so good. 

I can’t promise that after this class you’ll sound like Drake. BUT I can teach you the basics so you’re one step closer to getting there. With over 10 years of experience mixing, recording, and writing records I’ve put together the complete beginners guide to mixing rap and hip-hop vocals.

Who Am I?

My name is Kia Orion, and I started my career in A&R at Island/Def Jam Records in Manhattan. Since then I’ve spent the last four years coaching students and creatives on music production, songwriting, engineering and artist development.

I’m currently a freelance creative and educator, if you’d like to see more of my work message me on social or shoot me an email. I'm @kiaorion everywhere. 

 

What’s Special About This Course?

I’ve taken my fair share of tutorials and online classes over the years. There are some amazing resources out there. However, research shows that online learning isn't about watching, it's about doing.

I've put together the stem files for you so that you can follow along and mix with me as we go.

I'll show you exactly how I approach the project, and also give you complete autonomy to make creative choices throughout the process on your own.

Another special aspect of this course: You're not alone.

I've helped hundreds of students over the years and dedicate time each week to answering questions.

Once you submit a project you can reach out and get support from me personally.

I listen to every student submission.

This is an opportunity to network with like minded individuals and hone your skills, which is a great way to improve quickly and get support in real time. No one learns in a vacuum.

I understand that it takes time, practice, and constructive feedback to continually improve. This isn’t a one and done deal. If you’re serious about stepping up your mixes you’ll need another set of well trained ears to help you get there.

I’m a real living breathing person (for the most part) so if you have questions don't be afraid to reach out.

So, what’s next?

1) Download the stems for the class project.

2) Open your preferred DAW (I'll be using Logic here) and import the stems

3) Watch the course and start mixing!

There are so many lessons I picked up over the years and through my time behind the scenes in the music industry that have helped me immensely and I’ll share them with you throughout these courses.

One of the biggest gems I’ve learned is this: Do it yourself.

No one is going to care about your music as much as you do. If you have the DRIVE to succeed and the HUNGER to develop your craft you’ll be able to make it. This is the era of no gatekeepers. No excuses.

So what are you waiting for?

Mixing is a skill that is incredibly marketable and distinguishes between an amateur and a professional level sound.

I’m not saying you’ll become a rockstar overnight. But with what I teach you in this course and the persistence to apply it you’ll be that much closer.

 

Who is this course for?

This class is designed for artists who want to elevate their mixes, producers looking to expand their skill set, and engineers who are starting out and want to hone their craft.

As an artist one of the best skills I ever learned was how to mix. You have COMPLETE control over how your music sounds out and it’s an incredible service if you’re looking for a full-time or part-time hustle.

 

By The End Of This Course

By the end of this course you will know how to properly mix rap vocals using: EQ, Compression, Reverb, Distortion, and the theory behind each. I walk you through each step of the way and use tactics that can be applied to any DAW.

I want to be clear. This isn’t about shortcuts. This isn’t about secrets. This is about learning the fundamentals. Then applying them to your own work and taking your career into your own hands. These are tried and true methods I have learned through countless tutorials and recording sessions over the years that I wish someone had taught me at the beginning.

Check out the course preview, and if you have any questions please shoot me a message at [email protected] or on any social platform. This class is to the point, easy to understand, and fun. I look forward to working with you and helping you take the next step in your creative process! LET’S GO.