Pro Tips for Recording Vocals

Home recording can be quite a challenge, especially with vocals. There are so many variables that can make it a challenge. We wondered if there was a way to capture decent sounding vocal tracks at home. Below are some of our pro-audio expert’s tips when recording at home. Obviously recording is an art, so there are many ways of doing it, but, if you are new to recording, these tips may help!

1. Microphone Angle

Many people believe that when you’re recording you should point the microphone right at the speaker or singer, unfortunately with this tactic, your track may clip during playback. Our expert’s tip for combating this issue is by tilting the microphone at a 45 degree angle up when recording. That way, it provides a perfect mix of both voice tone and not too much extra room noise.

2. Doubling Vocals

Doubling vocals? Say what? So, doubling vocals is when you record the exact same thing in a row. Many of the greats, like Kurt Cobain and The Beatles would use this technique. When mixing, you put one of the vocal tracks at a lower register so you can hear it very slightly in the mix, giving it a more layered rich tone.

3. Two Microphones

This tactic requires you to record one take but with two different microphones. One of the microphones is right near the singer or speaker, then the other microphone is a bit further away. By doing this, it gives a natural reverb, and provides everything you need in one vocal recording. (Hopefully)

We hope these tips were helpful while recording vocals at home! We love hearing your input, so if you have any tips that are not listed here, we would be happy to hear it. Let us know in the comments!

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From the stage to the studio, we have you covered. We are Cascio Music, music gear suppliers based in Milwaukee, WI.

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