Whether you're working in a world-class audio environment with a million dollar console, or your spare bedroom with a beat up old ball mic, this tutorial shows you everything you need to know to record platinum sounding vocals into your DAW.
When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
Capturing crystal-clear vocals is one of the most important and most overlooked parts of song production. So how are vocals best recorded? Let the experts at Singing Canary show you the way!
This tutorial starts with an explanation of room acoustics and microphone placement. Next, you'll learn some important tips about how to transform any room into an optimal vocal environment. With your room set up and ready to go, the tutorial moves on to a deep discussion of the different types of microphones, how they are used and how they shape the sound of the human voice.
You'll also learn about the proximity effect and how you can use it ... or avoid it! There's even a lesson on the different polar patterns from hyper cardioid to figure eight and how to employ them correctly in your recording environment.
From there it's off to pop filters and their placement, compression, & EQ. This is followed by a comprehensive section on vocal tuning and vocal alignment!
So if you want to learn about vocal recording, or if you're looking to improve the sound of your vocal tracks, this Recording Vocals Tutorial will set you down the right path to recording perfect vocals, every time.
A great introduction to recording vocals that gets you acquainted with some basic techniques. There could have been as much of an exploration into using plugins as there was of hardware. Overall, worth the time.
Stephan wrote on February 2, 2016
Great course! I Learned a lot from it i recommend this course to anyone who is trying to learn more about vocals!
C Hayes wrote on July 7, 2015
Excellent course for learning the basics of EQ, compression, and limiting vocals...
District Sound Lab wrote on January 4, 2015
Amazing course if you are totally new to recording vocals. Also a great course if you are a nerd and want to hear the Sony C800G and Chandler TG1 in action!
Beethovan George wrote on November 15, 2014
Good Training on Recording. This is useful for beginners. Recording level (db) was not mentioned.
Ren wrote on November 4, 2014
Singing Canary Productions tutorials on recording vocals are very informative. Produced at a nice easy pace allowing me to absorb all information given.
BRHamester wrote on July 21, 2014
It's a good tutorial for sure, but in my opinion it shouldn't be seen until you have a bit more knowledge into Eq, Comp, etc, otherwise you won't notice the diferences or meaning of his adjustments to the outboard equipment. I watched it 6 months ago and couldn't understand much, this time I thought it was very useful.
Martin Novak wrote on June 3, 2014
Great insight into various types of mics and how to record various vocal performances.
R. Stull wrote on September 23, 2013
Good coverage of equipment and A/B of different combinations of equipment.
Keanan wrote on July 14, 2013
Nice tuts. Feel more confident in my vocal recording techniques.