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Entries in home recording (4)


4 Materials To Use When Constructing Your Home Recording Studio

Many bedroom recording studios these days consist of nothing more than a laptop, headphones, various connectors, audio peripherals, and software applications, but this is mostly for electronic dance music production and editing. A more comprehensive home recording studio that can handle analog recording and full instrumental sessions will require proper soundproofing and acoustics, which means that you will need the following construction materials.

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Submit a pitch: win Panasonic HC-X920 & Magix Video Pro X5

Submit a pitch: win Panasonic HC-X920 & Magix Video Pro X5

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Recording Vocals Like A PRO In Your HOME Studio

Anyway, I’ve got a good one for you today. It encapsulates almost a decade of vocal recording and endless experimentation, and shares what few golden nuggets I can deliver to you as a result of my experiences and learning.

The problem with recording vocals in a professional or home studio is… Well, just that… The act of recording vocals.

There is nothing natural about it. The human voice is the most complex and finicky instrument there is, and it takes quite a bit of technical outsmarting and finesse to effectively capture an accurate representation of the audible vibrations emitted from an individuals’ vocal chords.

Unlike recording a guitar, acoustic OR electric, a piano, or almost any other instrument, vocal recording presents a few unique challenges, namely, the critical nuances of the tracking process in regards to the direct effect on the captured performance.

I’ve written lots more technical and procedural articles on Vocal Recording Tips here.

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How to Record an Album in 7 Days

We, as modern musicians, are spoilt. We can have anything we want in a snap. Instruments from Abbey Road, snap. Ultra high resolution Pro-Tools recording, snap. Performing an entire set using only a mobile phone, snap.

So, when anyone can record a song, why are so few people recording quality albums?

Because they require focus.

When you have 50 unfinished tracks floating around, how can you pick 10 to fit together into an album? A good album isn’t simply a collection of songs thrown together, often they are written and recorded during the same sessions. Unlike single songs, albums require a focus on the bigger picture. How will the songs sound next to each other? What order would they work best in? Do all the tracks belong on there?

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