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Learn the essential tools to record and produce a commercial-sounding vocal track from an industry pro.

In a vocal record, the vocal usually takes the spotlight and has the ability to “make or break” the track. Therefore it is crucial to present the listener with a gripping vocal that stands out in the mix and brings across the vocalist’s personality.

Vocal production is one of the most intricate art forms to master in music production, with many undocumented practices that vocal producers have acquired over years of honing their craft. In this comprehensive 12-session course, you will learn the essential tools to create a successful vocal production and many of the hidden tips and tricks only experienced vocal producers have learned over their years of experience in the industry. If you are looking to get your vocals to stand out and be commercially competitive, this course is for you.

Topics Covered

Vocal recording equipment: mics + pre-amps

Acoustics and room treatment

Levels and gain-staging

Coaching a vocalist

Pre-mixng: pitch correction, time adjustment, de-essing, and plosives

Effects processing and coloration: EQ, compression, reverb, delay, saturation

Doubling and stacking the lead

Harmonies and backing vocals

Mixing, sends + returns

Producing in different genres: pop, rap, club




Hundreds of students have taken this class as their first composition class ever, and they have all ended up making amazing music!


Are you ready to produce great vocals?

  • Vocal recording equipment: mics + pre-amps

  • Acoustics and room treatment

  • Levels and gain-staging

  • Coaching a vocalist

  • And much more…

Classrooms & Studio Space


If your questions aren’t covered below, you can email us or call us.

Who is this class for?
This class is for students that have little (or no) prior music theory training, or students that are self-taught and have gaps in their knowledge. The course will give students a solid foundation into music theory and composition, so that students spend less time hunting for the right notes for their musical ideas, and instead learn a method to get their ideas out quickly and accurately.

What is the time commitment and class schedule?
We offer classes that meet from once per week to several times per week, so you can choose a class that suits your schedule best. You will be expected to devote about 3 hours of time per week, outside of class, to practice the concepts covered each week.

What equipment do I need to take this class?
All you need is a laptop with a DAW of choice installed and a pair of headphones. If you want to use Ableton Live you can download the free demo here. We’ll provide a MIDI keyboard and Ableton Push for you to use during class.

Do you offer discounts on Ableton Live and other software?
Yes, as a 343 Labs student, you are eligible for a 40% discount on an Ableton Live license and can get discounts on most software and hardware through us. Just let us know, and we will help. If you prefer to try out Live before buying, you can download a free 30-day demo here.

Will there be homework, and will I get feedback from my instructor?
Yes, you will be getting assignments after every class to practice and apply the concepts you learned. You will also be working towards completing your first track and presenting it to the class on the final day. Students will present their assignments at the beginning of every class, and the instructor will be giving feedback and making improvement suggestions.

What happens if I miss a class?
If you miss a class, you can watch the recording, or refer to the class notes emailed to you by your instructor after every class. You can also arrange a makeup class with your instructor for $75.

Do you offer refunds if I change my mind?
Yes, we do. You can read our full refund policy here.

Can you transfer me to a different class if the class is too easy or hard, or if my schedule changes?
We would be happy to transfer you to a different class if you let us know within the first three sessions. We usually don’t charge for making a transfer.

Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, we do. Please contact us to arrange it.

Why are you called 343 Labs?
Sound travels at 343 meters per second. We thought that would make for a pretty cool name.