Recording vocals is actually easy: Get a singer to give a great performance, and make sure a mic is set up to capture it. Done!
Well . . . okay, that might be a bit of an oversimplification. Or not. In any event, there are new tools for fixing vocals, new techniques (like a DAW’s loop recording option) so singers can get good takes more easily, and a new awareness of the importance of acoustics in getting good vocal sounds.
In this roundup, we have reviews of two unique products tailored for vocals, ways to get more natural sounds from Antares’ Auto-Tune Evo, some great insights from super-engineer Bruce Swedien, and tips from those “in the trenches.” So do those vocal exercises, drink plenty of water, practice your scales, and let’s hit “Record”!
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Bruce Swedien On The Proximity Effect And Directivity
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