Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 7 - Vocal Production Pt. 1

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The production is in place, and Jared has written most of the final top line and lyric ideas. It's time to start laying down the final vocals.

See how ill Factor:

  • Discuss tracking vocals directly into Ableton Live instead of using another DAW
  • Tracks vocals using the track lane feature added in Ableton Live 11
  • Layer harmonies to add weight to the chorus
  • Track the rap in verse 2

Watch ill Factor, mix "Light Shine Through" from Jared Evan. Only on

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Equipment & Software


  • Ableton Live Push 2
  • Dangerous Music D-BOX+
  • Focusrite Clarett 8pre
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Novation Impulse 49
  • Novation Launch Control XL
  • Warm Audio WA 73 EQ
  • Warm Audio WA 76 Compressor

Ableton Live Stock Plug-ins

  • Amp
  • Analog
  • Auto Filter
  • Chorus-Ensemble
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • Drum Buss
  • Echo
  • EQ 8
  • Gate
  • Hybrid Reverb
  • Overdrive
  • Pedal
  • Redux
  • Reverb

3rd Party Plugins

  • Arcade by Output
  • FabFilter Pro Q
  • iZotope Vocal Synth 2
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5
  • Nicky Romero Kickstart
  • Modo Bass
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Roland Zenology
  • Waves Tune Real Time
  • XLN Audio Additive Keys
  • RC-20 Retro Color
  • XLN Audio XO
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Ivan Corraliza, professionally known as ill Factor, began creating music where most everyone begins, in the bedroom fueled by ambition and a dream to turn his hobby into a full-time job. Countless hours of music-making and tweaking led to some moments of frustration while trying to get his music noticed. However, everything changed when Ivan sought out a mentor and was blessed to be taken under the wing of Jimmy Douglass. Jimmy is a veteran in the music industry with more than forty-plus years of experience working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake. He began sharing his network and insights into the Industry with Ivan, which helped Ivan create relationships with artists and industry professionals, turning his hobby of making music into a career.

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2021 Oct 06
On the way in, was the WA73 and WA76 used to track initially? Then I assume the mix phase was all plugins..... Thanks
2021 Sep 05
Hi and thanks for this sharing Which Mic is used on this track? Is is alson a Warm audio gear?
2021 Aug 15
So Douglass Its the most patient person in the world lol
Craig O
2021 Jul 16
Not to sound repetitive but it's great to see this whole process in ableton solely. Coming together nicely!