One of the keys to a great vocal recording is the ability to hit the right notes so make sure you nail your vocals and convey the proper emotions into your songs. To increase your chances of getting positive results, here are some things you need to do before even stepping into the studio to record your songs.
Having good “Mic Technique” means two things: 1.) Understanding that a microphone’s diaphragm reacts with varying sensitivity to your vocal performance. 2.) Knowing how to adjust your body according to the dynamics of the delivery.
As a novice vocalist at some point you will make the step from singing into your hairbrush to standing on a stage using a microphone. This article details some of the important techniques that should be practised so you can get the very best sound from a microphone during your live performances.
As an engineer/producer, one of my biggest early challenges was getting my mixes to sound as polished and balanced as the mixes of songs on my favorite albums. Living in Nashville, I knew the problem wasn’t the players (some of whom had even played on those same favorite albums). I also knew that I was happy enough with the sounds I was recording because when I’d solo a particular track, I liked what I heard. The problem, in a nutshell, was getting all the parts of my mix to fit nicely together.
Here are some techniques and ideas you may find useful for recording. Many of them will apply to other instruments as well. Whether you do it yourself or record in a studio or at live performances, it’s essential that you know how to get your best sound, and what to do with it once you have it tracked.