23 August 2022
"The best investment to get the very best vocal recordings done is to hire a professional vocal coach in the days, or sometimes weeks leading up to the recording." - Jan 'Yarn' Muths
With over 2 decades of recording, mixing and music production experience, Muths interviews musicians, producers and engineers from the Australian East Coast and the world. Always curious about production workflows, gear, software, techniques, and strategies. The Production Talk podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in music production from the Northern Rivers and far beyond.
In this episode:
What’s most important in music: vocals!
What to eat/drink before singing
What NOT to eat/drink before singing
Preparing yourself mentally and physically for the singing session
How to get the best vocal sound:
When large diaphragm condensers are best
Why there’s still a need for hi-end and vintage mics
When dynamic mics are best
When ribbon mics are best
Pre-amps: Your interface's transistor preamps, vs. tube preamps and preamps with transformers
Compressors, if in doubt: don’t!
Adding comfort reverb (stereo!) to the headphones
The headphone mix: clean, minimalistic, stereo
Setting the mood in the live room.
Warming up your voice
Microphone technique: lay with distance
Recording tips and tricks
The most important tip of all (and this may be hard to hear - sorry!)
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