In the Studio with Lophiile

Vocal Production

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In this course, you'll learn all about quality vocal production while looking at producer Lophiile's song "My Side" featuring NSTASIA - we urge you to listen to the song on your favorite streaming service (YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) before starting the course. Lophiile starts you out with the dry, unprocessed vocals and gradually builds them up into pro quality parts using industry-leading techniques and standard tools you can use in any situation. He drops gems of knowledge and workflows that you'll benefit from for years to come. One of the best parts of this course is the use of Ableton's Effect Racks, which allow for deep nesting and grouping of effects such as reverbs and delays so that they are subtle and add "dimensionality" when appropriate.

Lesson topics include:

  • Introduction and the Unprocessed Vocals
  • Basic Vocal Chain: Compression, EQ, and DeEsser
  • Effects: Doubler and Reverb
  • Effects: Chorus and Delay
  • Multiband Dynamics: Taming Specific Frequencies
  • Applying Effects Based on Song Arrangement
  • Vocal Processing for Harmonies
  • Working with Adlibs
  • Applying Automation
  • Reverse Effects and Transitions
  • Final Touches: EQ and Sidechain Compression

Your Instructor


Tyler Joseph Acord, also known by his stage name Lophiile, is an American record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter born in Lakewood, Washington. He has written and produced for artists such as: GoldLink, H.E.R., Gallant, Ray Blk, Moss Kena, Nick Grant, Freddie Gibbs, Skrillex, and Zedd.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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