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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 07/22/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesEngineerMixer

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 07/12/16 11:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignal

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/22/16 11:44 AM,
    A discussion that began in the REP Recording Forum here on ProSoundWeb that’s packed with relevant/useful points and references. Question by kifaru I’ve been brought a song to record that has a part in it that requires a chorus to sing part of it. The performer told me that what he had in mind for the part was a sound like the choral parts in Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. I’m really not sure how to achieve this sound and the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureForumOpinionStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
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    Bill Mueller 06/16/16 06:08 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Most of us have heard about the New York parallel compression drum mix technique. (Not to be confused with our HOT Drum Setup Tip.) This is where you send a drum mix to a stereo bus and then apply compression to the bus and feed that signal back into the two mix. This method can be used in either very subtle or obvious ways by varying the amount and character of the compression and how… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, May 30, 2016
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    Bill Mueller 05/30/16 06:42 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Lusting after large diaphragm condenser (LDC) microphones has become a national pastime. Newbies devour the recording magazines and read about this artist and that artist recording to vintage U-47’s or Tele 251’s and believe that they need those same mics, (or too often a design copy from China) to get a “hit” record. However, the acoustic conditions that exist in the average home studio or even small pro studio do not lend themselves to the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • 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
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • 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
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • 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



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