Search Gear

Bruce Swedien’s Six Tips On Recording In Small Rooms

November 1, 2010

· 8’ by 10’ by 6’ will actually work for recording high quality lead vocals. This is about half the size of the average bedroom.
· A 12’ by 10’ by 8’ room will work quite well for recording lead vocals, but start by trapping the bass in the corners.
· A 7’ by 7’ by 7’ will absolutely not work. This is a “cube”room that stores too much energy.
· The object of what we are doing here in recording lead vocals is to control the room’s “sonic signature.” Keep that in mind at all times!
· A small room can have a great deal of “proximity effect.”
· Locate the node-free zones of your recording room, because that’s where mics and sound sources should be located.

The Great Big Vocal Roundup
SONiVOX Vocalizer
Celemony Melodyne Editor
Realistic Pitch Correction With Auto-Tune Evo
Ten Do’s And Don’ts For Solid Vocals
Bruce Swedien On The Proximity Effect And Directivity
The Vocal Tips Roundtable
Keep up-to-date on the latest news
Get our Free Newsletter Here!
Show Comments

These are my comments.

Reader Poll

Are you a gear DIY-er?

See results without voting »