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How to make vocals sound better?

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asked Jan 31, 2017 in Studio One 3 by quinnsanders1 (240 points)
I recently set up a studio booth that is pretty much sound proof. I have been trying to lay some vocals down over a track for the last few days and I cannot get my vocal track to sound high enough quality to make it worth recording. I'm not sure if this is something I can fix with some of the EQ settings on the track or what. I have been making beats for a while but vocals are something that is completely new to me. Any feedback is appreciated.

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answered Feb 2, 2017 by Jamesrhone1 (200,310 points)
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Here are some articles that will help with learning how to record and produce quality vocals in Studio One.

1. Recording and Comping Vocals in Studio One with @JustinLassen and @NaomiMercer

2. An article on using mixing vocals and vocal plug-in chains from Studio One Expert:

3. Vocal Thickening in Studio One:

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The Manual:
The manual in Studio One 3 is a great resource and starting point for when you have any questions about setup, usage, or wish to further your knowledge of the software.

PreSonus YouTube Channel:

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Log into your user account and select the "My Products" link and then choose "My Products" then select the "Software" tab, click on the listing of your registered software (View More Details). Scroll down to the bottom of the page to locate the "Learn" section. You will find a list of videos there that are a tutorial set of Studio One "how to usage" videos.

Third party tutorial sites:
An excellent resource for Studio One beginners can also be found on the learning resource Check out the two-hour course at this link.

Studio One training videos have hit and are available here. With over two hours of extensive video training for Studio One 2, this is an excellent resource for musicians of all skill levels. Focused on songwriting, the 22 sections of the course cover every aspect of the software, from basic setup to mixing and mastering your final project.

If Studio One training one-on-one, with a real human, is what you require, there are few better resources than We have partnered with Obedia to provide Studio One training from the beginner to advanced level.

Groove3’s tutorial videos are available at These in-depth videos will get you up and running quickly with Studio One. Groove3 also hosts videos about a multitude of other audio programs and techniques that you may find useful. If you’re interested in Studio One and in digital recording techniques in general, Groove3 is a superb choice. The videos are inexpensive and can be streamed from anywhere.

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Home Studio Trainer
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