In this entry we’ll talk about using compression and EQ to maximize vocal quality and punch.
Following our last installment, we’ll assume you’ve successfully recorded tracks with your vocalist. Now we’ll take the next step and edit the takes inside Mixcraft. In all likelihood, you’ve recorded more than one take of the performance, so we’ll need to go through them and edit the best parts into a single continuous performance.
In our last entry, we talked about the gear needed to record pro—sounding vocals. This time around, we’ll talk about the recording environment. The two most important factors here are having a space that’s relatively quiet and sounds good.
Recording and mixing vocals is possibly the most important part of pop and rock music production, so it pays to get it right. In this entry, we’ll offer some tips on each component of the vocal chain.
By Mitchell Sigman
In our “Basics of Recording” blog entries we’ll discuss the building blocks of creating pro recordings. We hope to help folks newer to music production, but hopefully we’ll provide some insights for experienced users too. In this installment we’ll talk about equalizers, usually shortened to simply “EQ.”