Are you a singer / songwriter who wants to create complete songs? Join Eli Krantzberg in this in-depth video tutorial series as he shows you how to take a song idea, arrange it, expand it into a complete band production, and mix it down to share with the world! Eli starts by introducing you to both the raw song idea and the completed mix of “Sticks and Stones” by Rex Strother, the song that Eli uses for this series. Eli then shows you how to expand your initial idea, experimenting with feels and tempos until you find what best suits the song. After that, Eli starts to build the arrangement by adding acoustic and electric guitar ideas, and shows you how the decisions you make with various parts can affect the entire direction of the song.
Next, Eli tackles the vocal tracks, demonstrating how to use Melodyne to clean up phrasing and pitch, as well as to thicken the lead vocal. He also shows you how to create vocal harmonies and import and edit female vocal tracks to your project.
Time to mix! Eli now begins the mix with the drums, explaining the routing and plug-ins he uses on the multi-track drum mix, and then moves onto how he enhances the bass and keyboard tracks.
Eli now demonstrates how he shapes the tone of the guitars during mix down, and shares his vocal processing secrets. Then he sweetens the entire mix with automation, and then reviews the series and plays back the completed song.