The Pro Audio Files has released Mixing Rap Vocals, the first installment of a new video training and tutorial series.

The Pro Audio Files founder, Dan Comerchero, worked with author and mix engineer Matthew Weiss to develop this tutorial about mixing rap vocals. Weiss has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Gorilla Zoe, Arrested Development, Dizzee Rascal, MURS, Gift of Gab, J-Son and more.

Mixing Rap Vocals is an 80-minute downloadable video tutorial, divided into four digestible segments, taking the viewer step-by-step to better results:

* cleaning up the audio
* controlling the dynamics
* enhancing and polishing the vocal
* creating the space around the vocal with effects such as reverb and delay

In the video, Weiss shows how to get the best audio results, even from less than stellar recordings and teaches how to process vocals with EQ, compression and time-based effects, as well as how to identify and enhance key frequencies. The video also resolves the mystery of compression by elaborating on various settings and techniques particularly effective and useful for vocals in the rap genre. Included is a bonus interview with vocal coach Laura Zahn on how to produce better vocals.

Mixing Rap Vocals is available for $38.