#SAEtv: Eavesdropper Debut with J Chris Griffin’s Pop Vocal Production Masterclass


SAE Institute USA started the Eavesdropper Series (#SAEaves) on ‪#‎SAEtv‬.

The first episode  is  a masterclass with J. Chris Griffin, founder  of Pop Vocal Academy at Engine Room Audio in Downtown Manhattan. He has worked with the likes of Kelly Clarkston, John Legend and Madonna to name a few. Filmed at SAE NY, he discussed various points on the mechanics and art forms applied to record “perfect vocals.”

Chapters in the video:
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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