J Chris Griffin Pop Vocal Masterclass at SAE New York

New York, NY

11 Mar 2015

J Chris Griffin Pop Vocal Production Masterclass



J Chris Griffin Pop Vocal Masterclass at SAE New York

11 Mar 2015

On February 19, 2015, J Chris Griffin held a Pop Vocal Production Masterclass at SAE New York. The events was packed with attendees overflowing into the hallway.

J Chris Griffin is the founder of the Pop Vocal Academy at Engine Room Audio in downtown Manhattan, and he has worked with artists including Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend. His vocal students have gone on to perform on NBC's The Voice, Glee, and won Billboard Awards.

He opened up the masterclass with the aspects of "perfect vocals: a clean signal pattern ("...sounds like you're eating money!"), the session is fun for both the engineer and artist, and the recording sounds easy to a listener. The workshop lasted about 90 minutes and discussed the blend of mechanics and art that goes into vocal production.

J Chris Griffin's Pop Vocal Production Masterclass is the debut episode of the Eavesdropper Series on SAEtv! Watch the episode for an hour-long video of the popular workshop.

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    Chapter List
  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 4:22 - Pop Vocal Academy Creation
  • 6:27 - What Makes the Perfect Vocal
  • 10:08 - Mechanics and Art
  • 11:28 - Mic Placement
  • 24:30 - Dealing with Plosives
  • 29:30 - Vocalist Position
  • 36:37 -"Sounds Like You're Eating Money"
  • 37:35 - "Money Sounding" Gear
  • 38:36 - Current Favorite Mics
  • 39:44 - The Right Compressor
  • 44:24 - The Right EQ
  • 45:30 - AD Convertors
  • 49:59 - Singer - Engineer - Studio Mechanics and Art

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