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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    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
    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
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  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    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
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  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    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

  • Monday, June 22, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 06/22/15 05:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   By my count, there are 8 “constants” that we find in vocal recording. These are items or situations that almost always prove to be true. Just keeping them in mind can save you a lot of trouble in the search for a sound that works for you and your vocalist. Here are a few tips taken from The Recording Engineer’s Handbook and The Music Producer’s Handbook to help you get a great… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Thursday, June 04, 2015
    Craig Leerman 06/04/15 08:30 AM,
    Many of us spend a lot of time obsessing about the sound of kick drums and guitar amps. We audition different microphones with the lead vocalist during sound check, then spend tons of time getting the mic and effects dialed in for the show. But unfortunately, when it comes to background vocals (BGV), we’re too often content to simply put go-to ball mics on stands, roll off everything under 100 Hz, EQ out anything that starts to squeal, and move… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    cad audio
    PSW Staff 03/31/15 03:44 PM,
    CAD Audio is expanding its CADLive line with a number of new vocal and instrument microphones. The new CADLive D32 is a supercardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic with a proprietary QuietTouch on/off switch, with a neodymium capsule design making it very well suited for live sound applications. The 3-pack D32X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips Also a supercardioid dynamic handheld, the new CADLive D38 is outfitted with a neodymium capsule and is designed to deliver exceptional accuracy… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/13/15 01:41 PM,
    British folk rock trio (and sisters) The Staves recently toured Europe with a Harman’s Soundcraft Si Performer 2 digital console and AKG C5 microphones. Noted for their harmonies, the three sisters released their debut album, Dead & Born & Grown, in late 2012 and have grown in popularity throughout the world since that time. The delicate balance of harmonies led to the group’s current use of the C5 microphones. “We’ve got quite different-sounding voices and the AKG microphones easily handle… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMicrophoneMixerSound Reinforcement

  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 03/13/15 12:15 PM,
    Natalie Merchant’s long-time audio engineer, George Cowan, utilizes DPA Microphones d:facto vocal microphones both on tour and in the studio. Cowan also deploys a combination of the company’s d:vote 4099 instrument microphones for a live string quartet and d:dicate 4011A cardioid and 4006A omnidirectional microphones for the musician’s recent recording projects. Cowan was first introduced to DPA Microphones while engineering at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock, NY. It was there, in 1989, that he met Merchant and the two have been… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsAVConcertEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/27/15 08:52 AM,
    Eclectic New Orleans funk band Galactic utilizes a variety of microphones from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik for stage and studio work. Blending funk and jazz with other genres, Galactic tours widely in support of their albums and often features such guest artists as Corey Glover, lead vocalist for Living Colour. Galactic front of house engineer Ryan Jones states, “Telekunken’s M80 dynamic is an extremely versatile transducer.  It sounds great on anything I put in front of it, but I especially love using… View this story
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