Start to Finish: Jacquire King - Episode 14 - Vocal Editing

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Now that the overdubs are complete and Jacquire and Rich are happy with the vocal comp, Jacquire sits down for one last vocal editing session to make sure the performance is the best it can be can be, before handing it over to Kolton Lee for a final tuning pass.

Watch as Jacquire:

  • Pockets the lead vocal
  • Does a final pass of vocal edits to clean transitions, check for clear consonants, breaths, and tuning artifacts
  • Explains his thoughts on vocal tuning
  • Discusses copying and pasting vocals from section to section, and pocketing to the band’s performance
  • Pockets the lead vocal double

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Jacquire King

Award-winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer, Jacquire King, has worked with some of the world’s most influential artists in every role you can imagine in a recording studio. From being an acclaimed recordist to mixing and producing multi-platinum records (9X in the case of Kings Of Leon) by superstars like Kaleo, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Cold War Kids, MuteMath, Melissa Etheridge, and James Bay.

To date, Jacquire has received several awards for his meticulous attention to detail and unique approach to creating records that withstand the test of time.

His discography is well-known for the variety of music encompassed from the past 20 years. When you see Jacquire’s tutorials on pureMix, you will have the chance to sit next to a true master at work, who strives to enhance the artist's vision and serve the songs he helps deliver to the masses.


Kings of Leon

Tom Waits

James Bay

Modest Mouse

Buddy Guy

Norah Jones

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2021 Feb 07
Excellent, as all sessions were recorded. Thanks much for doing this. Great band, great song, great mixer/engineer.
2021 Feb 06
Great series! Thanks so much! To tighten the double vocals, would you not recommend using the VocAlign type of software? If not, why would you prefer to tighten manually? Thanks! A2C
2021 Feb 06
Thank you for the Vocal Editing Masterclass! I learned a lot.
2021 Feb 06
Just got Vocalign Ultra to take care of those pesky BGV problems :)
John Francis
2021 Feb 05
Jacquire is a true Pro, Cant wait to maybe get these Trax in a Competition, Please!!!...