3 Recording Tips for Better Sounding Vocals
You enter the studio extremely excited to lay your vocals on track.
You step into the booth - confident about your skills, the music starts playing, you begin singing/deejaying only to realise you sound horrible.
You know you have the talent - others have even complimented you several times, however it’s just not translating the way you want while you’re in that booth.
The truth is, many artists face this when recording, especially for the first time.
Don’t worry though, it doesn’t have to stay that way forever. You can significantly improve the sound of your vocals when recording in studio with these 3 tips:
1) Preparation is key
Trust us, don’t rush into the studio before you’re ready. For first-time recording artists, the studio can be a very intimidating place. So ensure that you have practiced your song(s) several times before recording.
Try recording yourself using your computer, tablet or phone prior to your studio time. This way you can establish what you like, what you don’t like, and what you need to fix before entering the recording booth.
2) Shape your vowels when singing
Shaping your vowels when singing allows to sing with clarity and better express the emotion of the song. Vowels are the glue that hold words together; consonants play a secondary role.
3) Communicate through your song
When your fans listen to your music, they are supposed to feel every word you sing. Use the lyrics of the song to communicate to your audience. Break it down phrase by phrase, and dive into your emotions. This is what will make your song ‘pop’ and help you establish your unique style that your fans will feel and connect with.