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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Monday, April 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/18/16 05:52 PM,
    DPA Microphones is showcasing the new linear version of its d:facto handheld microphone range at this week’s NAB 2016 show in Las Vegas. Already the vocal microphone of choice for artists such as Sting and Stevie Wonder, the new d:facto version has a linear frequency response compared to the original d:facto vocal mic, which has a boost at 12 kHz. The new capsule has an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern that is designed to augment the human vocal range, helping ensure… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/06/16 05:45 AM,
    At the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, AKG by Harman has introduced the C7 reference condenser vocal microphone, offering specially engineered circuitry and custom-designed components in a rugged enclosure designed to withstand the demands of live performance environments. The C7 incorporates a custom-tuned supercardioid condenser capsule, which the AKG engineering team blind-tested in each step of the development process with the goal of creating a mic with pristine clarity and a sparkling high end that lets the singer’s voice… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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    Chris Huff 03/08/16 11:37 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   No place is an engineer’s talent more tested than with vocals. A singer’s range, frequency characteristics, and vocal style all contribute to the specific sound and how it’s treated in a mix. Song arrangement is another influence. Anything’s possible, whether it’s a lead with backing vocals, multiple leads taking turns, guest vocalists, duets, and many other combinations, and this interplay is another factor in mix decisions. With so many variables and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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    Joey Sturgis 02/17/16 08:35 AM,
    Most of us have compressed a vocal track once or twice; OK, maybe more like several thousand times. The human voice is probably one of the most dynamic instruments that shows up in mixes. While many engineers like to ride the vocals, compression is still important for taming peaks and balancing out the inner-dynamics faster than our hand-controlled faders can do. However, compression isn’t always the best answer for a vocal. Have you ever come across a vocal that was… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/12/16 02:54 PM,
    Welcome to mixing monitor sound for a singer. There are many kinds of professional entertainers, songwriters and celebrities, but when working for that breed of performing artist who sings exceptionally well, a refined audio approach helps them do their best on stage. When she’s in her zone, a palpable connection to every member of the audience produces goose bumps and wet eyes. She’s easily identified because she holds the microphone in her hand. The Microphone For singers, the microphone is… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, November 30, 2015
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    Barry Rudolph 11/30/15 07:01 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   Someone once said: “A good music producer worries about the most important things” and a strong argument can be made that the most important things in pop music production are the vocals. The singer is charged with artistically conveying the song’s lyric over a music track production that (hopefully) propels the song’s meaning and emotion across to the listener in an accessible and entertaining way. Obviously the singer/artist/song are one of the main… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 11/02/15 12:14 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Since the vocalist is the only musician who can’t put their instrument away in a protective case after the gig or rehearsal, it’s important to take very good care of it. Eventually every singer has some vocal trouble, and if you’re not careful, it can really lead to long term damage. That’s why it’s important for a singer to learn to be especially aware of the need to take care of him… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Friday, September 25, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 09/25/15 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Recording vocals can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. However, as we well know, the perfect circumstances aren’t encountered by everyone from day to day. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next vocal session. Try Isolation Many studios don’t have a dedicated vocal booth, or simply don’t have the space for one. The next best thing is some acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
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    Chris Huff 09/08/15 10:57 AM,
    In 1878, a room full of people watched Thomas Edison’s new phonograph spin and heard a voice read “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Despite the excitement of hearing the first audio recording, I’ll bet someone thought, “That sounds like crap.” Having heard the recording, I agree. Mixing the spoken word is a task in itself, but to mix singers and blend them with a band is an even more daunting task. Singers produce a range of sounds, good and bad,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
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    Chris Huff 07/16/15 07:01 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Churches aren’t packed with angelic voices, at least from an audio engineer’s perspective. Instead, there’s a variety of vocal talent; from the first-timer to the experienced singer and if one’s lucky, a trained singer. But the real problem isn’t the talent level, it’s what they’re tasked to do. A common production phrase says the quality of the mix depends on the quality of sound coming from the stage. It’s for this… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureNewsStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage



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