1. PREPARE BEFORE RECORDING
Don’t rush into the polls before you’re done. Being in a studio about to record vocals can be very intimidating for new singers. So practice a lot before recording.
Try to record yourself before going to the studio and listen again to see what you like and correct what you don’t like. Determine the correct key and smooth out the difficulty levels. Your adjustment technique should be good enough to avoid wasting time in the studio with too many shots and automatic adjustment. It also means that it is better to memorize your lyrics and melody so as not to disturb it.
2. MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY
Your preparation should also include standing in front of a microphone. In the studio, the distance between the microphone and the mouth remains constant. Since you are relatively quiet while recording your music in the studio, it is best to get used to it beforehand. Singers with little experience behind microphones make agitated head movements, which can ruin the recording. Common microphone techniques are:
Move closer to the microphone when the volume is lower and then when the volume is higher. This helps to absorb volume fluctuations, which can help to reduce the amount of compression later.
Avoid popping and wheezing
Pronouncing words with P and B that produce extra bursts of air is known as popping.
Wheezing is the disordered hiss of S and F sound production. You won’t notice these extra explosions of sound in everyday conversation, but it will be painfully clear on recordings. By adjusting your angle and distance from the microphone, you can reduce pop and wheezing.
Check your breathing sounds
By turning your head to the side with each breath, you avoid breathing sounds that need to be edited later.
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT MICROPHONE
Before you start recording, read a verse with several microphones simultaneously.
Record three separate tracks without changing the EQ and volume settings and then listen again. This will allow you to choose the right microphone for you. An incompatible microphone can interfere with the quality of your voice. Combine the microphone’s personality with the uniqueness of your voice to sound great during recording.
4. FORM YOUR FINDS WHEN SINGING
By shaping your vowels, you can add more emotion while singing. It also allows you to use your voice to flow within the instrument’s range. Vowels are the sound of your voice, let consonants play a minor role. Good studio singers know how to shape their vowel sounds and use them to add characters to their words.
5. COMMUNICATE THROUGH YOUR NUMBER
As you sing your song, the lyrics must become your own communication.
Mean what you say sentence by sentence – use emotion.
Your formulation must be related to your emotion and must be credible within the style of the music. It is important to skip your lyrics and emotions through a recording to create your own unique style felt by listeners. This also returns to the comfort of the studio – don’t be nervous and do your best to avoid these nerves (like remembering your songs, practicing before, etc.).
6. MUSIC DELIVERY
Let your voice and emotion penetrate the listener’s heart during recording. Bring the same energy and credibility as in a live performance to create an emotional effect. It can be difficult in the studio.
But imagine singing to someone. Sing the song as if the person is in front of you and the lyrics are facing them. Connect with the listening audience as well as a live audience. It will appear in your recording.
Errors and defects become clearer after recording. If you don’t like the way you sound, follow these steps and practice more. It didn’t take long for you to improve your vocals and be on your way to becoming a professional singer who can offer a great recording in one take. You can!