Joie de Vivre! is my music video album project for 2018, which is all about rock meets EDM. It includes final versions of three songs previewed on YouTube earlier this year, with four new songs (including a remix of the song "To Say 'No' Would Be a Crime" from last year's Simplicity album), all arranged as a continuous mix. The songs were recorded during 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The vocal is the most important part of any song: it’s the conversation that forms a bond between performer and listener. And now, years of production expertise have been folded in to  an easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide about recording great vocals. Topics include choosing a mic, recording techniques, using DSP, equalization, dynamics processing, pitch correction, reverb, delay, layering, comping, harmonizing, automation, and much more. An additional chapter on performance tips goes beyond technology to explore not just how to obtain great sounds, but how to create compelling vocal performances.


  • Profusely illustrated, 121-page eBook
  • Covers everything from microphones to the final mix
  • Tips on creating compelling vocal performances
  • Links from contents page to topics
  • Filled with practical, real-world examples


Available now for $9.99 (download only) from the PreSonus Shop

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Craig Anderton

New eBook: "How to Record and Mix Great Vocals in Studio One"

Personal Appearances

  • January 24, Thursday, Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA,1:30 PM and 4:30 PM: Amp sim demo at the MOTU booth.
  • January 25, Friday, Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA,1:30 PM and 4:30 PM: Amp sim demo at the MOTU booth.
  • January 26, Saturday, Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA,1:30 PM and 4:30 PM: Amp sim demo at the MOTU booth.
  • January 27, Sunday, Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA, 11:00 AM, Hilton Hotel, Level 2, California Ballroom A: TEC Tracks seminar, The Future of Music.  Description: 24 years ago, Craig predicted that on-demand music delivered online would replace physical media. At AES, 37 years ago, he predicted the rise of EDM and the technology that would make it possible. What's next? Here's your chance to see the future.
  • January 27, Sunday, Winter NAMM, Anaheim, CA,1:30 PM and 4:30 PM: Amp sim demo at the MOTU booth.