Modern Pop Vocal Production

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

We're not your average online course.
Find out about our mentorship approach.

Starts April 7

Six Week Mentor-Guided Course

Money‑Back Guarantee

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 one-on-one with an expert Soundfly Mentor 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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  • Unlimited access to interactive and video content
  • Weekly feedback and support from an expert Soundfly Mentor
  • Membership in our growing online Slack community of students and mentors

Price $649

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.
Are you an educator? If so, you can access educator discounts. !


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


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. 

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.

Is there a money-back guarantee? 

YES. If you sign up 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. The reason that the second week of the course is a cut-off for our guarantee is simply because if we go past that deadline, our mentors will have likely put in a lot of time, energy, and effort already. 

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! 

What do I get as a student? 

The course experience is built on our science-backed active learning model, which helps you learn more efficiently and effectively than typical online courses. The key difference is our mentorship approach — one-on-one coaching with a trained Soundfly Mentor who has extensive experience in the subject. 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'll also get unlimited, lifetime access to all the course content — including in-depth lessons, activities, quizzes, and video tutorials — so you can review anytime and keep your skills sharp.

As an extra perk, you'll get 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.

What does it mean that the course starts on a specific date?

On the start date, the session begins, which means you'll begin a guided experience through the course material that includes weekly activities, feedback from your Soundfly Mentor, and much more. This is intended to help you stay accountable and get the feedback you need to succeed. 

Can I take this course without a Soundfly Mentor?

We believe strongly that accountability, feedback, and support are critical to active learning — where you learn by putting your knowledge into practice and engaging thoughtfully with what you're learning. And we think that active learning is a more effective path to learning a new skill than passive learning, where you're simply watching videos and reading text.

However, if you don't need the mentorship component of our course — whether it's because you're working with a private instructor, or don't have the time, or maybe you're a private instructor and want to use the course content with a student — you can buy unlimited access to the course content for $129.80. Please email [email protected] for a code to purchase the course content at the discounted rate.

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.