How to Compress Female Vocals: a Step-by-Step Guide

How to Compress Female Vocals: a Step-by-Step Guide

    The recording is done, it’s time for mixing, you’ve read about compression but where to start? If you really want to learn about the theory you can read this article, but you may just want to get on with it. So, how to compress female vocals? When...
What dB Should Vocals Be Recorded at and Why?

What dB Should Vocals Be Recorded at and Why?

  When you’re recording vocals, the track will have a certain ‘level’ which will be measured in decibels (dB), this figure is important. If you record the vocals at a level that is too quiet, they will not be heard or understood over the other tracks in the...
Do Portable Vocal Booths Work? Here’s The Truth

Do Portable Vocal Booths Work? Here’s The Truth

  You want to record high quality vocals but like most of us you might not have the space, money or even time to build a soundproofed recording studio. Portable vocal booths were designed to help artists record on the go, even when they don’t have the money to...
How to Fix a Buzzing Condenser Mic?

How to Fix a Buzzing Condenser Mic?

  All microphones have hissing and buzzing noises, but sometimes we might not even notice it until we turn on the microphone. While this can be very frustrating, here are some ways to look for cause and finally fix your buzzing mic. How to fix a buzzing condenser...
Should You Record Vocals in Mono or in Stereo?

Should You Record Vocals in Mono or in Stereo?

  As an aspiring sound engineer, I kept wondering why some engineers use two or more microphones to record vocals, and yet the human voice is a mono instrument. Should you record vocals in mono or in stereo? If you are recording the vocals of one singer in a...