Here’s Where Your Vocal Tone Comes From – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

Here’s Where Your Vocal Tone Comes From – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog:

It’s amazing how different each person’s voice can be from another, but also equally amazing how similar two people’s voices can be to each other. When recording a singer, it helps to know how his or her vocal tone is actually being produced in order to capture it more accurately. This great article by Jamie Ehrenfeld in Soundfly recently illustrates exactly how the body produces your vocal tone. Here’s an excerpt.

A Basic Guide to How the Human Voice Produces Resonance – Soundfly:

From the very first breath producing the initial cry that assures onlooking adults a newborn baby is healthy, humans phonate as a sign of life. Children produce sounds with their voices long before they develop the faculty to consciously alter how they’re doing so. We grow as expressive musical beings. And as we grow, we begin to hone the use of the voice as an instrument of musical and expressive communication.

 

5 Common Vocal Mixing Issues Nectar 3 Solves

5 Common Vocal Mixing Issues Nectar 3 Solves:

While every performance has its own quirks, there are certain issues that almost always crop up in mixing sessions, like masking of the vocal with other instruments. For this reason we designed Nectar 3, the latest version of our vocal mixing suite, with assistive audio features to solve common problems by using your creative input. Let’s look at five scenarios:

Essential Tips for Using Reverb on Vocals

Essential Tips for Using Reverb on Vocals:

The vocal is often (nearly always) the most important element in a track. The presence that you hear in a professional vocal helps the listener understand the lyrics and connect with the song. This human element is accessible to the listener and should be clear to hear.

11 Considerations When Recording Background Vocals – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

11 Considerations When Recording Background Vocals – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog:

Recording background vocals is a distinctly different process from recording solo vocals because of how they will eventually fit in the mix. That requires a different technique for both recording and production in order to get the best result. Here are 11 background vocal-related points lifted from the 4th edition of my Recording Engineer’s Handbook that can help you take those background vocals to the next level.

Some handy tips.

Which Vocal Compressor is Right for the Mix? – Produce Like A Pro

Which Vocal Compressor is Right for the Mix? – Produce Like A Pro:

We’ve stressed the importance of mixing vocals time and time again! Because lyrics are what average listeners immediately identify with, making a singer sound great should almost always be a priority. Amongst other tools, the perfect vocal compressor for the job can really elevate the overall sound of your mix!

Video is “Mixing Vocals to Sit Properly in the Mix”.