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...
7 Reasons Why Your Condenser Mic Sounds Muffled

7 Reasons Why Your Condenser Mic Sounds Muffled

  Your studio is all set up, and you finally decided to start recording. You start singing, then listen to the playback, only to realize that every single word you say sounds muffled. You look at your condenser mic, and can only wonder what happened. Why would...
What dB Should Vocals Be Recorded at and Why?

What dB Should Vocals Be Recorded at and Why?

When you’re recording vocals, the level of decibels (dB) you record at is important. If you record the vocals at a level that is too quiet, they will not be understood over the other tracks on the mix, such as the instrumentals or the backbeat. If you mix them...
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Tap a Microphone

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Tap a Microphone

  Tapping a microphone to test it has become a commonplace trope in popular fiction, but you shouldn’t do it. If you try replicating this movie staple at your next gig, you might draw some pinched or annoyed looks, and the sound operator may even mute the...