I understand I am qualified to share these essential ideas about how to feel great in the studio and I’ll tell you why. When I was just starting out as a singer/songwriter, long prior to I ended up being a New York City singing coach and prior to I developed Total Vocalist Assistance and started using singing lessons, it was my dream to tape my tunes. To be blunt, I had no concept what I was doing when I walked into my first recording studio and I had basically no one to provide me the type of valuable information I will offer you.
Exactly what I know today I found out the hard way by making some big errors that were both costly and heartbreaking. Since then, with time and lots more experience in the studio I have actually found out a couple of things that have helped many other singers currently and I know will help you when you are ready.
These pointers are not about pre-production or about which mics to use (although that is essential). I am going to presume that if you’re ready to record the vocals, you have currently prepared yourself well. You understand the song, you’ve gotten coaching on it, you have actually performed it enough times to work out the kinks, you’ve provided yourself great deals of time to establish your voice so you can sing your finest, and you have picked the most lined up and finest studio, engineer and producer to support you.
These pointers are about what happens when you step into the vocal booth and it’s just you and the mic and ways to make your experience as successful as possible. Enjoy!
Nothing is more crucial than the vocals and you being pleased with them. Better to risk feeling awkward making a rescheduling request than have to live with vocals you do not like permanently and ever.
2) Do not fall into the trap of limitless singing takes trying to nail every note and every nuance. If your objective is for it to seem like a natural and genuine efficiency you wish to get a couple of good takes and after that edit those. It ends up being complicated and overwhelming to arrange through all those takes later and choose, it is time and money consuming, and it will most likely not feel as good to you in the end. 3 takes of one song is an excellent number to adhere to. If you require one more that’s great, however if you’re at 5 or 6, STOP.
It is a picture of the tune and how it is and how you sing it at a particular time. Being an artist, your tune will evolve long after you tape it in that moment and later on you will always have more ideas you want you had recorded.
In the studio people tend to focus on perfection and notes. Focus on the music, be in the song and in the feeling and trust that the rest will fall into place.
5) Release perfectionism. I have yet to meet the singer who feels perfectly ready, rested, vocally ‘on’, or 100% pleased with every second of every tune. Do your best and let go as much as you can of unrealistic expectations or pressure.
It’s expected to feel releasing. Let yourself feel free. If you do not, your efficiency can feel boxed in and then you will not be pleased with the results.
Being in the studio is work. Let yourself unwind with a nice supper or bath or whatever makes you feel excellent.
There is SO much more to state about being in the studio and getting your song recorded in a manner that makes you delighted, however if you simply use these 7 suggestions you’ll be method ahead of the game, believe me!