Vocal Recording & Production for Pop Music – 3 Day Masterclass with Simon Cohen

Studios 301, 301 Academy & Abbey Road Institute present

Vocal Recording and Production for Pop Music with Grammy nominated, ARIA Award winning vocal engineer Simon Cohen

3 Day Masterclass

26, 27, 28 July 2023
9:30am start time
8 hours per day

Simon Cohen in the recording studio at Studios 301, Sydney surrounded by a selection of music gear

Simon Cohen is undoubtedly one of the best vocal engineers and producers in Australia.

Date & Time

26, 27, 28 July 2023
8 hours per day


Studios 301
3b Ellis Ave Alexandria
NSW, 2015 Australia

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Highlighted by his vocal work on Justin Bieber’s worldwide #1 smash hit “Love Yourself”, the huge success of Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” and Genesis Owusu’s ARIA-winning “Smiling With No Teeth”, it’s Simon’s precise and detailed approach to vocal recordings which has made him a sought-after engineer for both Australian and international artists alike. His vocal production is further showcased working with artists including Rita Ora, Lizzo, Troye Sivan, Black Eyed Peas, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, Thelma Plum, Genesis Owusu, Thundamentals, Joy, Jess Kent, Justice Crew, Coda Conduct, Paces, Nicole Millar and more.

After the success of Simon’s previous masterclasses we are proud to present this 3 day deep dive into pop vocal recording, editing and production. Simon will guide you on an in-depth illustrative look at his vocal recording process live with a vocalist, take you through editing, mixing and producing a vocal, and share some of his secret techniques specifically for pop vocals.

Day 1: Vocal Recording

This session will focus primarily on recording and capturing final vocals in a session. Simon will cover topics such as setting up a session, recording techniques, microphone selection and placement, working with vocalists, getting the best out of vocal takes, comping takes on the fly and more. With a vocalist, Simon will record a vocal and practically guide you through his process.

Day 2: Vocal Editing & Production

In this session, Simon will focus on production of the final vocal after your recording session. Topics include vocal editing tools and concepts, choosing the right takes, comping vocals, pitch correction, adding FX, background vocals, time-alignment, and the mixing and production of the final vocal.

Day 3: Tips & Tricks + in-depth Q&A

In this session, Simon will cover the remaining techniques that you can implement to produce world-class vocal tracks that will make your songs stand out from the rest.
He will cover additional vocal recording and production techniques including creating vocal chops and delay throws, extreme effects, how to work through situations that may not have arisen during the demonstration session and answer all your questions about how to get that pop sound.

Additionally on this day you will also be able to play your recordings and get direct feedback and advice from Simon. 

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3 Days


(excl. GST)

All 3 days are included:
Vocal Recording
Vocal Editing & Production
Tips & Tricks + in-depth Q&A

*Please arrive 15 minutes early