Understanding Vocals Begins With The Ears [Recording Vocals Pt 1]

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Published on August 8, 2014

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Understanding Vocals Begins With The Ears [Recording Vocals Pt 1]: Understanding Vocals Begins With The Ears [Recording Vocals Pt 1] http://homerecordinghome.com/understanding-vocals-begins-with-the-ears/ PowerPoint Presentation: Have you ever finished a recording session, only to realize the vocals sound uneven, thin, or weak? If that is your case, then we’re going to discover how your vocal recordings can sound professional, even if you’re not a studio professional. PowerPoint Presentation: If you don’t have a lot of experience recording, one of the first things you need to perfect is recording vocals. Vocal recordings are: - The focus of most songs. - One of the most common things you’ll record. - Far more difficult to record than many instruments. Learning to record vocals helps you build the skills you’ll apply when recording any sound.  PowerPoint Presentation: You’re probably itching to get started. I understand. Recording is exciting. Your passion is shared. BUT, I think you should stay away from gear for a little bit. Why? You need to learn how to listen. Step 1: Don’t touch the microphone. PowerPoint Presentation: Trust your ears. It’s kind of a hollow command, and I am encouraging you to spend the time building your listening skills. If you’re about to record a song, you need to take the time to listen before you reach for any gear. Step 2: Listen Image © modern world furnishin designer blog PowerPoint Presentation: Listen to the singer minimal accompaniment. Find a comfortable place to hang out. All this groundwork accomplishes a few things: Building Rapport  – If you’re working with a singer, you want to develop trust.  Learning the Song  – You are going to be performing the technical production of the song, and you need to understand the arrangement, dynamics, and phrasing of the song.  - Hearing Unfiltered Sound – It’s pretty common for a producer to hear a demo recording in advance of a session. PowerPoint Presentation: Just jot down some quick impressions of what you’re hearing. Is the voice reedy? Nasal? Powerful? It’s more important that you identify your impressions than record them. Step 3: Take Notes PowerPoint Presentation: Ideally, you have some time to visualize the sound you’re looking for and how you’re going to get it before the session begins. Your assignment is simple: discover the best way to capture the sound of this one voice, a singular sound, just as it appears. Can you do it? Step 4: Approach the Microphone Understanding Vocals Begins With The Ears [Recording Vocals Pt 1]: Understanding Vocals Begins With The Ears [Recording Vocals Pt 1] http://homerecordinghome.com/understanding-vocals-begins-with-the-ears/

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