This article covers the area of recording techniques. When you go into the studio you will definitely want to review this page so you can get the most out of your voice and recording team.
The first step when you go to record is to have practiced your piece at least 50 times near perfection. What? yea, that’s right, fifty times. Why so many times? After an average individual reaches the 50 practice limit, he or she will have significantly internalized the song. This gives you a great edge towards making a good recording. Nervousness comes to many recording artists so heavy practice will decrease your likelihood of messing up. Once you have learned to hit those high notes correctly, your tone quality will drop people’s jaws.
The next recording technique is to record yourself on that piece over and over. You may not have the money to do it over and over in the studio, but you can buy recording software and do the process yourself-it’s not hard. As you are listening, be very critical and look at every detail. Are you communicating the message of the song? Does the song have effective tension and release principles? Is your vocal inntonation good? Ask yourself all of these questions when listening to a recording of yourself.
The next step concerns the actual recording process. While you are singing, place the microphone under your bottom lip. It doesn’t have to touch or it may be far away, it all depends on the dynamics. While you are recording sing at about 60% of your maximum. This means that you probably are singing with balance and will ensure that the recording sounds good. You should never “give it your all” while recording because that usually means you’re hurting your voice. You should however be very critical and do the best job you can creating your masterpiece.
Once you are done you should pass out copies for people to listen to and judge; thus, you may get an idea of how good your recording really is.
Long Live Singing
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