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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Monday, July 14, 2014
    microphones
    PSW Staff 07/14/14 10:09 AM,
    Perhaps more than any other pro audio component, microphones are a personal choice, subject to the specific preferences and goals of both users and sound techs/engineers. Manufacturers continue to create new mics in a wide range of formats, sizes, and price points, stemming from a healthy mix of innovative development, refinement of previous technologies, specialization of mics to specific applications, and changes in manufacturing. For decades, dynamic mics were pretty much the exclusive choice for live applications due to their… View this story
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  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    recording
    Jeffrey P. Fisher 06/19/14 07:33 AM,
    This article is provided by the Fisher Creative Group.   Dialog is the primary sound element around which all other post audio revolves. Unfortunately, a common problem we often encounter is how to prevent music and other sound elements from stepping all over the dialog track so you can understand all the words. Here’s the secret: You must create a space for the voice track, a kind of hole in the soundtrack, reserved for speech with the music, sound effects,… View this story
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  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    countryman
    PSW Staff 06/03/14 01:26 PM,
    Michael DeMartini is a busy musician. As a member of two bands—one, performing dance music of many styles, the other a Polynesian ensemble—he regularly switches among a Taylor 6-string, an Ovation Double neck 12/6 guitar, or a lap steel guitar while also handling vocal responsibilities. By selecting a Countryman E6 Earset microphone for use with a Shure wireless system, he can now change instruments without worrying about getting back to the microphone in time. “Because I’m constantly switching instruments during… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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    PSW Staff 03/18/14 11:21 AM,
    Fran Healey, the lead singer of U.K. band Travis, and Marti Pellow, the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, are the latest in the growing list of vocalists to switch to DPA d:facto vocal microphones. In both cases, the artists made the change on the recommendation of their live sound engineer, Tom Wiggans. “I have no problem recommending DPA’s new d:facto microphone because I’m so impressed with the results it has delivered for Fran and Marti – and for Dougie… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    recording
    Joe Gilder 03/11/14 02:59 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Whether it’s a documentary on your favorite band, a movie scene in a recording studio, or a full-page ad in Sweetwater‘s latest catalog, one common theme exists: vocalists use large-diaphragm condenser microphones. I’m not a big fan of the phrase “that’s how we’ve always done it.” Certainly we should learn from the experience of others, but doing something just because everyone else does it leads to a fairly boring experience. Do I use… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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    Jon Tidey 11/13/13 09:36 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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  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    studio vocals
    Barry Rudolph 08/22/13 07:47 AM,
    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 reasons engineers, producers, musicians and the studio… View this story
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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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    PSW Staff 05/29/13 10:09 AM,
    Turbosound’s Flashline speaker system has delivered seamless, clear, and dynamic sound for Emeli Sandé’s Hammersmith Apollo show at the conclusion of her warmly received seven-date UK tour. The powerful Flashline line array system — designed to deliver hi-fi sound to large audiences using paper cone midrange transducers to deliver beautiful vocal frequencies — was specified by Sandé’s live sound engineer Darren Connor, and supplied by Mansfield-based Entertainment Sound Specialists (ESS) via Britannia Row Productions. Connor deployed a configuration of 11… View this story
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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 03/21/12 07:26 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the launch of its handheld d:facto vocal mic at Prolight + Sound 2012, Hall 8, F22. In the d:facto vocal mic, DPA has pooled its years of expertise and resources to bring a high quality vocal condenser mic to the market. Bridging the gap between live performance and studio recording, d:facto offers extraordinarily natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling. DPA… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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    PSW Staff 05/31/11 11:35 AM, 0 Comments
    Mojave Audio, a leading manufacturer of world-class microphones for the recording professional, is pleased to announce the formation of the Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship. The new scholarship program will be awarded in Fall 2011 to students (US or non-US citizens) enrolling in Musicians Institute’s Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program who demonstrate outstanding vocal skills in any genre. The Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Vocal performance program. Students wishing to be considered must… View this story
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