Tag archive for Vocals

Mic Shootouts for Vocal Recording

When you go shopping for clothes, how often is the very first shirt you find something that looks great, fits you perfectly and matches your shoes? When it comes to recording vocals why should choosing microphones be any different? Every voice, every instrument, and every…

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Moog 500 Series Analog Delay Video

Check out my latest video for Moog Music Inc, showing off not only how great their new 500 Series Analog Delays sound but also a few practical ways to integrate them into any studio. And of course I’ve already added it to the new Video…

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Signal Chains

So Many Choices Everyone loves geeking out with different combinations of gear and finding the coolest/most unique tones for their recordings – new mics, vintage preamps, analog EQs, and high-dollar converters are all capable of making a large impact on the sound of a record……

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My New Custom U87s

A few months ago I ordered a pair of U87 clone PCBs offered by poctop over on GroupDIY. I’ve never tried making a microphone before so I was excited for a new challenge. As with all of my DIY projects, my work on these was sporadic….

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Playing Favorites When Mixing

Where Should I Begin?  People are always arguing about mixing workflows and what order should you approach the elements of a mix? Some say you have to start with the vocals, others like to build up the rhythm section before moving on to the rest…

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100 Reasons NOT To Do 100 Takes

Seriously? I was going to come up with a list of 100 reasons why doing anything a 100 times is a bad idea but even with my infinite patience I would probably get bored by 10 and be  repeating myself for the next 90, sound…

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Vocal Recording Checklist

This is what I look for in a vocal performance when I’m recording. I put it in order of degree of difficulty to “fix in the mix”, 1 being impossible to fix and 7 being easily fixed. You have to realize that every vocalist, song,…

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