Vocal Timing And Tuning With Almost No Artifacts - Ryan Nasci Tells Us How
Ryan Nasci’s been a musician nearly all of his working life. After taking a semester of pre-med at the University of Cincinnati, he knew that the medical field wasn’t for him so instead, decided to study audio engineering at the Conservatory Of Music. After college, he spent brief internships at various studios across Pittsburgh and Chicago, before eventually moving to Los Angeles. Soon, he found himself assisting well-known mixer’s Tony Maserati and Jon Castelli then working as an engineer at Maserati’s Mirrorball Entertainment and freelancing for Isa “Machine” Summers (Florence And The Machine, Judith Hill and LP) and Tyler Johnson (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mikky Ekko and Cam).
Ryan tells us more about his current projects
I’ve recently worked with a new country artist called Cam and her debut album should be out later this year. I’ve also been working on Yelle’s newest record ‘Complètement Fou’ and am continuing to produce, engineer, mix and play bass in my band Total Navajo.
What do you find most useful about working with Revoice Pro 3?
Firstly, the sound quality is fantastic. Rarely do I ever hear digital artifacts when using it as a tuning or vocal-aligning tool. I also like the speed of use with the newer APT audiosuite feature. It allows me to quickly tune and time vocal stacks so that I can focus more on the music and mix instead of getting caught up with tedious tuning and timing processes. Revoice Pro 3 also allows me the option to dig into the settings and tweak every parameter, giving me a tonne of flexibilty.
“I also like the speed of use with the newer APT audiosuite feature. It allows me to quickly tune and time vocal stacks so that I can focus more on the music and mix instead of getting caught up with tedious tuning and timing processes.”
Is there a particular ‘go-to’ feature you keep going back to Revoice Pro 3 for?
Most recently, I’ve been using it for producing. I’m always using it as a vocal-aligning tool and I find it to be better than VocALign. I often use the doubler on vocals and even with instruments like electric guitars. You can get some pretty cool effects with it!
After working with various well-known artists over the years, what’s the most valuable piece of advice you would pass on to those starting out in your field?
As an engineer, make yourself an indispensable resource. You need to figure out how your knowledge of the technical side of music production and creation can best help your clients. This can also apply while interning at a studio. Figure out where you can fit into their workflow and become an integral part.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the audio community?
Revoice Pro 3 has become an essential tool in my digital toolbox. I highly recommend it!
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