Guide on microphones for singers in the studio
The human voice is extremely complex. Man made instruments, such as the piano, flute or even the guitar, can be emulated through sampling and synthesis successfully. Vocals, however, vary so much in tone, character and dynamics that they are extremely difficult to reproduce synthetically – at least to a convincing level. Subsequently, although it is possible to create music entirely from synthetic instruments through the use of plugins, if you want a human sounding vocal on your track, there is no substitute for recording the real thing. In this post, we’ll cover the fundamental techniques required to get professional sounding vocals from day one. Here is our guide on micing up vocals in the studio.