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  • Headphone mix for the singer - Part 2
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    Headphone mix for the singer - Part 2

    10/15/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Last week I mentioned the preposterous idea of using a speaker instead of headphones to send the cue mix to the singer. This obviously entails the mic picking up a lot of bleed, however as I implied back then, you can minimize this horrible crosstalk to make it acceptable. Lets see how...!

  • Headphone mix for the singer - Part 1
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    Headphone mix for the singer - Part 1

    10/08/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Today's article could've been easily included in the previous section because we are once again dealing with the comfort of the singer. However, I decided to make it part of a new, much larger section dedicated to the handling of headphone mixes when recording vocals. Let's go!

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 3
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 3

    09/30/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Third and final installment of the chapter dedicated to the comfort of the singer during vocal recordings. Today, for the first time, we will discuss the gear used. However, before looking at it from a technical point of view, I think it's better to linger a bit on the practical side of things from the viewpoint of the performer, so that he/she ca…

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 2
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 2

    09/27/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Second part of the chapter dedicated to the comfort of the singer when recording vocals. After discussing the place last week, today you'll see some really nice tricks that will allow the singer to feel more at home easily.

  • The comfort of the performer - Part 1
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    The comfort of the performer - Part 1

    09/23/18 in Recording & Mixing

    In the previous article I mentioned the famous "comfort zone" of the singer. In the coming weeks we'll look into the material conditions around a vocal recording which are susceptible of helping the performer in creating this comfort bubble. And when I say material conditions I'm not talking about gear but rather to the physical environment in whi…

  • Singing or the art of performance - Part 4
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    Singing or the art of performance - Part 4

    09/13/18 in Recording & Mixing

    To finish with the performance question, today we'll discuss a somewhat particular topic which was inspired by a comment posted in the French forum by ex-Moderator in Chief, Will Zégal, in response to a previous article

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 91

    09/03/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Today we'll continue exploring the art of performance with an installment that could be easily renamed into "Theatrics for Dummies." However, anyone who takes the time to put into practice these tips will see an amazing improvement in the recording of vocal performances. Cross my heart and hope to die if they don't!

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 86
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 86

    07/23/18 in Recording & Mixing

    This week we'll begin discussing one of the most important topics of this series: vocal recording. As you will see in this brief introduction, recording vocals correctly doesn't just mean putting up your best mic with the ideal preamp in the right environment... Far from it.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 85
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 85

    07/15/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Third and last part of this interlude dedicated to dialog within the framework of a record production. Today we will look at this topic from the point of view of the home studio loner.

  • The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 83
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    The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 83

    06/28/18 in Recording & Mixing

    Before we start another chapter of this ultimate recording guide, I decided to write this article inspired by some comments to previous articles...