Modern Pop Vocal Production

Learn how to produce vocals at home that sound modern, polished, and professional.

It takes a meticulous level of detail and skill to be competitive as a modern artist. You're often expected to wear the hat of the engineer, producer, arranger, topliner, and mixer all at the same time, especially when you're working on your own.

In this six-week course, you'll work on everything that goes into producing pro-sounding vocals. From arranging background vocals to advanced editing techniques, tuning, mixing, and more, you'll get the hands-on practice and expert feedback you need to achieve the exact sound you're after.

Sırma Munyar

Sırma is a singer, songwriter, producer, and topliner who has recorded with the likes of Akon, Illenium, and Keri Hilson. She has recorded and produced vocals for jingles, for major ads, and written and produced original tracks that hit the top of the Spotify charts in her native Turkey. She studied Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music, where she learned to become a self-sufficient, multi-faceted musician. She also studied production and mixing at London School of Sound, and has worked at various studios specializing in production and sound engineering.

One of Sırma's early musical experiences involved placing third at a professional jazz singing contest at 18. After this event, she was invited to represent Turkey in the World Choir for the 2010 World Cup song "Oh Africa." For the recording session and the music video shoot, Sırma had to interrupt her first semester at Berklee for a week and fly to LA to work with Akon and Keri Hilson. Fresh out of high school and now faced with a packed schedule, she started to understand the true meaning of being a professional musician: always be prepared to seize every opportunity.

Sırma loves working with students at the intersection of songwriting and production, helping them figure out how to produce the sounds they hear in their heads using the software at their fingertips. In particular, she specializes in vocal production.

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Work with an Expert Mentor for Six Weeks

Sign up for this course with six weeks of personal mentorship from an expert, and get unlimited access to the content, forever.

Price $649

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Produce modern-sounding vocals with confidence and speed

From start to finish, learn the recording essentials, editing skills, tuning tips, effect concepts, and mixing basics required to craft the polished pop sound you're after.

Learn Recording Techniques

Understand how to set up your rig to capture high-quality vocal takes.

Edit Like a Champ

Learn pro strategies for editing leads and background vocals to comp faster, eliminate breaths, finesse timing, and more.

Write Background Parts

Learn skills and strategies for creating better background vocal parts that enhance and support your lead vocal.

Understand Effects

Get hands-on practice creating your own vocal chains with lessons on EQ, compression, reverb, delay, and more.
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Our expert mentors do whatever it takes to ensure that you achieve your musical goals for the course and leap forward in your learning.

Sırma Munyar

Producer, Songwriter, Mentor
  • Artist with over a million listens on Spotify
  • Recorded with Illenium, Keri Hilson, Akon, etc.
  • Singer for major TV ads

Sulene van der Walt

Producer, Songwriter, Mentor
  • Self-producing artist & songwriter
  • Agency-repped ad & film composer who’s worked with Verizon, Microsoft, MTV, Nike, REI, and more.
  • Professional touring multi-instrumentalist

Andrea De Carlo

Producer, Engineer, Keyboardist
  • Award-winning producer and engineer
  • Worked at some of the best studios in Italy and the USA
  • Master's Degree in Audio Production from the SAE Institute in Milan


Course Outline

  1. Start
    Section 1


  2. Start
    Section 2

    Getting Started

  3. Start
    Section 3

    The Lead Vocal

  4. Start
    Section 4

    The Editing Stage: Part 1

  5. Start
    Section 5

    Writing Background Vocals

  6. Start
    Section 6

    Layering Background Vocals

  7. Start
    Section 7

    The Editing Stage: Part 2

  8. Start
    Section 8

    Getting Used to How Things Sound

  9. Start
    Section 9

    The Mixing Stage: Part 1

  10. Start
    Section 10

    The Mixing Stage: Part 2


Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for DIY artists interested in getting that Top-40 sound, but the skills learned within are essential for any vocalist or aspiring producer looking to gain a better understanding of how to produce pro-quality vocals at home, or anywhere.

What will I learn?

You'll learn everything you need to know about producing modern, professional-sounding vocals. Lesson topics include recording, comping, editing, tuning, crafting supportive background vocal parts, and effects.

Are there any pre-reqs?

We recommend getting familiar with the basics of a DAW like Logic or Ableton before starting this course. We also recommend basic additional equipment such as an interface, microphone, pop filter, and headphones to get the most out of this course.

How does a Soundfly course work?

We offer two ways to experience our courses: with mentorship or with a subscription. Enrolling with mentorship involves in-depth weekly personalized support and feedback from an expert for the six week duration of the course.

Enrolling with a subscription does not include mentorship but gives you access to all of the courses on to go through at your own pace for as long as you're subscribed (and tons of extra perks — see below).

What do I get if I enroll as a subscriber?

As a subscriber, you'll get unlimited access to all the course content on, including this course and all our other premium courses, to go through at your own pace. This includes all the videos, tutorials, demos, quizzes, activities, downloads, and other materials within our courses. You're also entitled to discounts of up to 33% on our mentorship programs, you will be invited to join our exclusive community Slack group, and you'll have access to exclusive discount perks courtesy of our partner brands. You can cancel anytime.

You can find out more about subscribing here.

What do I get if I enroll with mentorship?

Our mentorship program is our science-backed learning model designed to help you learn more efficiently and effectively. When you sign up, we'll pair you with an expert who will tailor the course to your experience level, offer detailed weekly feedback on your work, answer any questions you have, help you blow past obstacles, and keep you on track to accomplish your musical goals.

You can find out more about mentorship and our expert mentors here.

You'll also get unlimited, lifetime access to all the course content and lifetime access to our tight-knit musician community group on Slack, where you'll find peer-to-peer feedback and support, lots of inspiration, and fun, musical conversations with fellow Soundfly students, mentors, and staff.

How does the pricing work?

A subscription costs $39/month or only $19/month if you enroll annually.

Enrolling with mentorship costs $649 for six weeks of intensive support from an expert, plus lifetime access to the specific course you're purchasing. Payment plans are available — reach out to [email protected] to find out more.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, if you enroll with mentorship. If you enroll with mentorship and the course isn't what you expected, we will give you a full refund as long as you tell us before the start of the second week, in order to honor the valuable time of our mentors.

We're also happy to move you to a subsequent session, if you end up not having as much time as you expected. Once again, let us know as soon as possible!

How long does this course last?

Our courses were designed to be taken in six weeks. If you enroll with a mentor, you will go through that six week curriculum. If you enroll with a subscription on the other hand, you can choose to use the six week structure, or you can ignore it and jump around as much as you want.

Will there be future sessions of the course?

Yes! Check back shortly for firm dates, or sign up for a Soundfly account to receive email updates about course dates and new course launches.