Recording in the studio is not just easy as you think. The voice you hear from within you is far more different than the sound they hear it out. Have you tried recording your voice? You will see the difference.
Many new singers want to try achievements like music recording in the music studio. However, they do not have an idea of how it will be going, and they think it is easy.
Besides, there is no such hard thing if you believe you can. Do not worry; the professional singers also face the same hardship when they are new in the industry.
You can improve your vocals and perfect the recording soon. Start with regular practice at home with the resources you have before engaging in the studio recording.
If you think you are ready to face the new challenge and then go ahead.
5 TIps on how to record a song in a studio
Here are some tips on how to record a song in a music studio. It may help you to start your journey.
- Prepare yourself before recording
With the advanced technology, it is easy to have gadgets, and basic or mini home studio set-up for practice purposes. All singers need to practice before engaging in a recording in a recording studio.
Do not be too excited and hurry in going to the booth of the recording studio without any preparation.
Recording in a studio is not easy most especially to new singers; proper practice and even more and more practice before going to a recording studio to avoid wasting the time of several cuts.
You must have to record your voice while practicing. The voice in the inside that we hear in our self while singing, is far more different from the voice heard from the outside.
Besides, recording your voice and listen to it after is essential to pinpoint which notes you need to improve. Set-up the right notes and the right key and familiarize yourself by listening to your practice recording repeatedly.
Establish your vocal techniques first before going to a professional studio recording. You may familiarize yourself or memorize the lyrics so you can handle recording better.
- Microphone techniques
The preparations for recording in a recording studio include preparing the microphone in the studio; set-up and test the microphone first.
In the recording studio, the distance between you and the microphone is fixed because you do not often move while in recording, unlike in the concert stage.
It is essential to be familiar with the microphone ahead of time. If you are uneasy behind the microphone and make inconstant head movements will destroy the recording.
Here are some common methods in setting up microphones
- The volume control
If the tone of the voice is softer then get closer to the microphone, but if the tone is higher or louder then make a little bit distance to the microphone to maintain the variation.
- Avoid popping and sibilance
Popping is the extra burst produce when pronouncing words containing Ps and Bs. While sibilance is too much hissing when pronouncing S’s and F’s containing words in recording.
These could not be noticeable in the usual conversation, but it is visible in a recording. In this matter, you must adjust the angle to the microphone to make it balance and avoid popping and sibilance.
- Sound breathing control
If you want to reduce editing later in the recording, then control your breathing sound. Too much breathing sound in the recording will cause delay because it needs to be edit later.
Turning head to the side each time you breathe in the recording process will reduce the breathing sound in the recording result.
- Building vowels when singing
Shaping the vowels will enhance more emotions when singing. Use your voice to flow within the track of the instrument by shaping every vowel.
Let the vowels be the sound of your voice, while the consonant takes the secondary role in singing.
Professional singers know the best way of shaping vowels in singing and use them to add more emotions and character to the song. It is essential to learn with professionals if you are a new singer.
The emotions of the song are important for better recording results.
- Communication with the song
Emotion is essential in singing or in delivering every word of the song. It is the heart of the song that touches the heart of the listener.
The lyrics of the song were the way of communication; so, it is essential to say it phrase by phrase with emotions.
The emotion while singing must be related to the emotion that the lyrics of the song imply.
In this way, you may draw the listener’s attention and believe the emotions the song wants to convey. Loving the song you sing is the best way to communicate with it well and perform it well.
- Delivery of the song
Let your voice and emotion burst through the recording to reach the heart of the listener. Think that you are in live performance convincing the audience to believe in every lyric you are singing.
It would be a little bit hard inside the studio because you do not have actually audiences there.
However, you can accomplish it with the right communication and engagement to the song; just embrace the song with emotions.
Upon listening to the recorded song, you will notice the flaws and mistakes. If it is not satisfying, then do the recording again. Practicing the song beforehand will help lessen the number of recording takes.
It is not bad for a singer to make a few takes before achieving the right record.
It will not take long for you to improve vocals, and soon become a professional singer. Professional singers did not become professional at a snap of a finger; so you do.